Fishing has long been a popular outdoor activity but many
people, especially children, have limited fishing opportunities. It
is the goal of our program to introduce rodeo participants to
fishing and recruit them to be responsible, licensed anglers and
good stewards of our aquatic environment. Events will feature
edcuational activities focusing on fish, fishing, and
environmental concerns. These quality fishing experiences will be
provided in a controlled and safe environment. Our rodeo ponds are
well stocked with channel catfish to meet our participants
expections of catching fish. Fishing educational and technical
information are provided by our Fisheries Technical
staff, biologists from the Mississippi Museum of Natural
Science, and volunteer anglers. Boating safety infomation
is provided by our Law Enforcement Bureau.
We schedule 50 or more rodeos a year, in all areas of the
state. The events are held on Saturday mornings and
registration usually begins between 7:00 - 9:00 AM.
A schedule is available on the Outreach and Education page under
the Fishing Rodeo Schedule tab.
For more information about local rodeos or the program contact
Sherry Hazelwood or Tom Holman at (601) 432-2200, Monday - Friday,
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Fishing Rodeo Coordinator