Press Release

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
1505 Eastover Dr. Jackson, MS 39211
Phone: (601) 432-2400

MDWFP Invites Youth to Fishing Rodeo Events in Carthage, Enid, and Beaumont

JACKSON -Youth 15 years and younger are invited to fishing rodeos being held at three locations across the state on Saturday, May 20. All events are free, and they 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 Carthage rodeo is co-hosted by MDWFP, the City of Carthage, and the Mississippi State University Cooperative Extension Service. The event is being held at McMillan Park located on Hwy 16 in Carthage and starts at 8 a.m. Call the Extension Service office at (601) 267-8036 for more information.

The Visitor Education Center (VEC) at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery is the site for the rodeo in Enid. The event begins at 7 a.m. The VEC is located east of I-55 at exit 223 in Enid.  Call the VEC office at (662) 563-8688 for more information.

Lake Perry is the site for the rodeo at Beaumont. Lake Perry is located on Lake Perry Road about 3 miles south of Highway 98. This event starts at 8 a.m. Contact the lake office at (601) 784-6119 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 or call (601) 432-2200. Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at


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