City Partners with Alabama WFF to Hold Kids Fishing Event

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October 27, 2011

City of Prattville Partners with Alabama WFF to Hold Kids Fishing Event

The City of Prattville Department of Leisure Services will host a Kids Fish Fest event for children, ages 14 and younger, on Saturday, October 29th at Pratt Pond in Pratt Park. Free tickets for each fishing session will be available prior to the event at Doster Community Center, 424 South Northington Street in Prattville. Kids must have a free ticket in order to fish. Please try to pick up your tickets by close of business on Friday, as tickets will be limited on the day of the event.

Children will be able to keep up to four catfish. Anglers should bring a hat and sunglasses to protect their eyes, a rod and reel, and also a cooler for the fish. Some loaner rods may also be available for parents to borrow for their child. Anglers must bring their own bait. According to Outdoor Alabama, worms and chicken livers are popular baits for catfish, as is commercially available catfish bait.

The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) is providing channel catfish to the event. WFF raises channel catfish to stock in its 23 state public fishing lakes. Any of the fish not caught by 3 p.m. on the day of the event will be available for local anglers of all ages to harvest. Fishing license requirements will apply: resident anglers age 16 through age 64 need a fishing license unless they are Autauga County residents fishing with a pole that does not have a reel.

“Fortunately, we had some extra fish to donate to the event,” said Stan Cook, WFF Fisheries Section Chief. “We needed to make the best use of these fish, and this children’s fishing event is a great use for the catfish.”

Mayor Bill Gillespie and the City of Prattville are thankful to the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division’s donation and stewardship for this event, which will be enjoyed by the children of our city.

Kids Fish Fest
1st Session: 8-11 a.m.
2nd Session: Noon-3 p.m.
Pratt Pond

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