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2010 Maryland Fishing Challenge - Youth Component | Maryland DNR Fisheries Service News

2010 Maryland Fishing Challenge - Youth Component

07/07/2010  |   Posted by LGRIMES

Tags: Recreational, Junior Anglers, Maryland Fishign Challenge, Diamond Jim, Fishing Rodeos  

Youth Fishing Rodeos

DNR Fisheries Service has partnered with various fishing organizations for the 2010 Maryland Fishing Challenge - Youth Component. We have traveled to rodeo events across the state selecting lucky anglers to be entered into a final youth drawing. The drawing will be held on September 11 at Sandy Point Park and each child will have an opportunity to win a mentored fishing trip. Pictured are some of the lucky anglers selected to date.

Backyard Fishing Program

The Backyard Fishing Program “Kick-off” Events wrapped up last weekend. The program is inspired by the Maryland Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights. “Catch a Fish” is one of the rights covered by the Bill which was issued by Governor Martin O’Malley. It is also designed to provide kids with an opportunity to fish in a safe, easily accessible area and provide learning experiences to become better stewards of the resource. The three ponds that were selected as test sites for the new program were; Parkview Pond in Grantsville (Garrett Co), Boonsboro Community pond in Boonsboro (Washington Co)and Warfield Park Pond in Glenwood (Howard Co). Because the turnout at each event was less than we typically see at fishing rodeos, fisheries staff was able to spend one on one time helping first time anglers learn to bait hooks, cast their line, reel in and remove their fish and identify what they caught. The ponds were stocked with either hybrid sunfish or coppernose bluegill and will be stocked several times throughout the summer to ensure fishing success for young anglers. Check out these happy youngsters!

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Upcoming Events

5-Jun Salisbury Rodeo Salisbury Wicomico Park & Rec
10-Jul 9:00 - 11:00 am North East Fishing Tournament North East Town Park MSSA
17-Jul Wish-a-fish Sandy Point Wish-a-Fish
17-Jul Pasadena Sportsmen Down's Park PSA
17-Jul All day Ocean City Marlin Club Kid's Classic West Ocean City OC Marlin Club
17-Jul 9:00 am - 2:00pm Port City Bass Anglers Fish Derby Bynum Run Park BASS Federation Nation
24-Jul 8:30 am - 10:45 am 14th Annual Art Hansen Memorial Fishing contest Ocean Pines MSSA
7-Aug 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Essex MSSA Rodeo Wilson Point Park - Baltimore MSSA
14-Aug 9:00 - 11:00 am Romancoke Fishing Derby Kent Island - Romancoke Pier MSSA Chapter #7
2-Sep 6:00 - 8:00 pm Patterson Park Family Fishing Patterson Park Baltimore City Baltimore Park & Rec