Kids invited to ‘go fish’ next week
Published 6:53 pm Friday, June 6, 2014
Clay Hill Farms in Pronto will host the Pike County Kids’ Fishing Day on Saturday, June 14 and all kids ages five to 14 are invited to fish a pond stocked to the brim with catfish.
Pike County Conservation Officer Jerry Jinright said he visited the pond with John Dorrill of Clay Hill Farms this week.
“We fed the fish and there are plenty of them, so fishing will be good,” Jinright said. “Everybody will have a great opportunity to take home a stringer of fish.”
Pike County Kids’ Fishing Day will begin at 8 a.m. and last until 11 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. A hotdog lunch will be served to all participants.
“All children ages, five to 14 are invited to participate, as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian,” Jinright said. “Everyone should bring a hat, sunglasses, bait, rod and reel and an ice chest for their catch.”
Jinright said any bait may be used but chicken livers deliver the most fish.
Red worms and Catfish Charlie are also popular with catfish fishermen.
“A rod and reel lets you cast farther and that usually increases your chances of hooking fish,” Jinright said. “But last year, we had people fishing with cane poles and they caught a lot of fish. So, just bring whichever you’d rather fish with.”
Prizes and lunch for Kid’s Fishing Day will be provided by Walmart.
“Walmart will also donated two bicycles to be given at this year’s Kid’s Fishing Day,” Jinright said.
“It’s going to be a great day of fun and fishing and we invite all kids ages five to 14 to enjoy a day of free fishing at Clay Hill Farms at Pronto near Banks.”
Directional signs will be posted on Highway 231 south of Troy and on Highway 93 between Banks and Brundidge.
Pike County Kids’ Fishing Day is sponsored and hosted by Walmart, the Conservation Enforcement Officers Association and the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division. The event is partially funded by the Federal Sport Fish Restoration Program.