HNF fishing derby Saturday

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ROME – The Hoosier National Forest will sponsor the annual Tell City Ranger District Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 20, at German Ridge Recreation Area near Rome. Forest Service staff want to get families outdoors, and get kids hooked on fishing and enjoying the great outdoors.

As in recent years, there will be four age groups for the competition.  Ages of participants will range from 2 – 15 years old. Prizes will be awarded to the child in each group that catches the most fish and the child that catches the biggest fish.

Take  all the necessary tackle and bait that children will  need to fish during the derby.  There will not be any bait or tackle provided. All fish landed will be immediately returned to the water.

After the fishing, there will be time for games and educational experiences including fire safety with an actual Forest Service fire engine, a casting game, and other surprises. Lunch will be provided with the support of the Bassmasters and will take place around noon.  Winners of each age group will be announced shortly after.