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#07-126 April 30, 2007

Goose Creek youth fishing event May 5

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be hosting a youth fishing event Saturday, May 5th at the Goose Creek Municipal Complex pond from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All area youth 16 years and younger are invited to participate.

Accompanied by an adult, all youth can enjoy a day of fishing for catfish. Bait and a stringer for the fish will be provided, and kids are asked to bring their own fishing rod and reel. A fish cleaning demonstration will be on-site, teaching kids the proper techniques to clean their own fish.  In addition to the fishing activities, kids can learn how to be an SC Reel Kid and see what archery in the schools is all about. Many other educational exhibits will be on site. Refreshments will be provided, and kids will be awarded prizes through random drawings.  DNR event coordinators ask that you leave coolers and pets at home.

Come out at 9 a.m. and take advantage of the beautiful weather and experience a free and fun day of fishing.  The Goose Creek Municipal Complex is located at 519 North Goose Creek Boulevard.  For additional information on the youth fishing event, call (843) 825-3387.

Over 300 area youth participated in the 2006 youth fishing event. Youth anglers caught species including catfish, shellcrackers, bluegill, largemouth bass and eel. The event is one in a future youth fishing events statewide that promote hunting and fishing to area youth.

Goose Creek fishing event sponsors include the Berkeley County Legislative Delegation, City of Goose Creek and the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund.
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