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Kids Fishing Tournament

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


This event is open to all youth 15 and under. Competitors will be divided into five age groups with prizes in each for Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish, Most Fish Caught, and Most Accurate Casting Skills.

This is a catch and release tournament. After each fish has been weighed and measured, they will be released back into the lake.) Your $10 registration fee includes a bucket, bait, snacks, and a hot dog lunch. Competitors bring their own poles.

No fishing license is required for residents under 16 years old. No boat fishing is allowed.

Pre-registration is available and recommended. On-site registration will begin at 8:00 the morning of the tournament. Fishing begins at 8:30 and ends promptly at 11:30.


May 18
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Lake Julian Park
406 Overlook Ext
Arden, NC 28704 United States


Buncombe County Recreation Services