Press Release

Tuesday, April 04, 2017


Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

MDWFP to Co-sponsor Youth Fishing Rodeo Events in Tupelo, Amory, Pearl and Brookhaven

JACKSON -Youth 15 years and younger are invited to fishing rodeos being held at four locations across the state on Saturday, April 8. All events are free, and provide a good opportunity for young anglers to fish a lake that is well stocked with catfish which are typically easy to catch. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait, and stringers. Families are invited to come enjoy quality time together in a safe environment.

The Tupelo rodeo is co-sponsored with the City of Tupelo and will be held in Veterans Park beginning at 8 a.m. Call Leigh Ann Mattox at (662) 841-6440 for more information.

McAlpine Lake is the site for the rodeo in Amory. The event, which begins at 8 a.m., is co-sponsored by the City of Amory as part of the 2017 Amory Railroad Festival. Contact Rory Thornton at (662) 256-3221 for information.

The City of Pearl is hosting their rodeo in Bright Park beginning at 9 a.m. For more information call Jennifer Nissen at (601) 932-3564.

The Hansel King Sportsplex is the site for the Brookhaven fishing rodeo. This event starts at 8 a.m. Call Karen Harveston at (601) 833-3791 for more information.

For more information about the youth fishing rodeo program, call the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at (601) 432-2200.

For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.com or call (601) 432-2200. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.

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