In recognition of Illinois’ Free Fishing Days June 6th – June 9thand National Get Outdoors Days, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with Henkel’s Hook and Arrow will be hosting a “Reeling in the Fish” kid’s fishing tournament. The tournament will be held on Saturday, June 7th at the City of Carlyle Fish Hatchery Pond located on Illinois Route 50, one mile east of Carlyle. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. The tournament will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. giving participant’s an hour and a half of fishing time. Trophies will be awarded for total weight in two age categories, ten and under and eleven to fifteen. First, second and third place trophies will be awarded in both categories.
June has been proclaimed as National Get Outdoors month. Federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the recreation industry are teaming up to encourage Americans, especially youth, to seek healthy, outdoor activities by utilizing parks, forests, refuges and other public lands and waters. The benefits of being active outdoors are magnificent!
Check out the Corps News Release for more information on the Kids Fishing Tournament & for upcoming events to Celebrate Get Outdoors month at Carlyle Lake… Corp NR 14-30 Free Fishing Days GO DAY