Press Release

Monday, April 10, 2017

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

MDWFP to Co-sponsor Youth Fishing Rodeo Events in Diamondhead, Meridian, Brooksville, and Ackerman

JACKSON –Youth 15 years and younger are invited to fishing rodeos being held at four locations across the state on Saturday, April 22.  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 Diamondhead rodeo is co-sponsored with the City of Diamondhead and is being held at Twin Lakes located on Diamondhead Drive West, beginning at 9 a.m. Call Kinta Bakken at (228) 255-1900 for more information.


Q.V. Sykes Park is the site for the rodeo in Meridian. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. and is co-sponsored with Meridian Parks and Recreation.  Contact the Meridian Parks and Recreation Office at (601) 485-1802 for information.


The Friends of Noxubee Refuge are hosting their rodeo at the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge near Brooksville beginning at 8 a.m.  For more information call Andrea Dunstan at (662) 323-5548.


Choctaw Lake is the site for the Ackerman fishing rodeo.  This event starts at 9 a.m. Call Donna McKay at (662) 285-3378 for more information.


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

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