Fishing Day on June 15

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Written by Trent Thompkins

It’s time again for the annual Kids’ Fishing Day for Pike County and surrounding areas. Clay Hill Farms will be hosting the free event for the sixth time on June 15.

Pike County Conservation Enforcement Officer Jerry Jinright has been overseeing the fun-filled occasion for some time now and said the fishing day is designed to enhance summer with a dash fun in the sun and lots of fishing.

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“John and Carol Doyle have been so helpful for letting us use their facilities for the past five years,” Jinright said about the owners of Clay Hill Farms.

Other notable contributers include Walmart, the Federal Sport Fish Restoration Program and the Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officers Association, which is a division of the nationally recognized Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division.

“I was there when it started,” Jinright recalled the humble beginnings of the fishing event 15 years ago. He said that it’s not just a great experience for the children participating, but also a great time for parents to bond with their children while catching catfish on a summer day.

The Pike County Kids’ Fishing Day is open to all children ranging in age from five to 12. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Those who come out for the event should bring a hat, sunglasses, bait, rod and reel, and cooler for their fish. The event starts at 8 a.m. and lasts until 11 a.m., registration begins at 7 a.m.

Clay Hill Farms is located at 1361 County Road 5523 in Troy. For more information, call (334) 566-4210.