2012-06-14 / News

Seney plans ‘Children’s Fishing Day’

SENEY – The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the Seney Natural History Association, invites youth, ages 16 and under, to participate in the 23rd annual Children’s Fishing Day, June 23 at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

On the day of the event, young anglers are required to register at the Visitor Center. Registration will open at 9 a.m. Fish entries will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Visitor Center. Fishing stations will be set up along the refuge’s Fishing Loop. A limited amount of fishing poles and bait are available for participants to use at these stations. Fishing is allowed from the shore along designated fishing pools and show pools.

Activities and games begin at noon in the Visitor Center and include arts and crafts, games, and much more. Certificates will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners for largest perch and pike in four age categories.

Prizes, provided by local businesses, will be awarded by random drawing. A complimentary fish dinner for all participants and their families will be held at 3 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony.

The Seney National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is located off M-77, five miles south of Seney, or two miles north of Germfask. For more information, contact Seney National Wildlife Refuge at (906) 586-9851, ext. 15.

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