Local children learn how to fish and compete for prizes at Youth Fishing Rodeo
Local kids reeled in some fish and great prizes at the annual Harrison County Sheriff’s Youth Fishing Rodeo over the weekend.
This is the fifth year the rodeo has been held at the sheriff’s farm off County Farm Road.
The event was stocked with more than a thousand catfish swimming in the pond. Prizes were given to anglers by age group for reeling in one of the 25 tagged fish, along with prizes for biggest fish and most fish.
It was also a chance for the youth to see Harrison County deputies in a different light. Community Relations Lt. Robert Lincoln said, “It’s just a chance for kids to meet us on a more personal level and not be intimidated by us because cause as you see, the uniform of the day is very relaxed and we’re just people out here fishing, cooking and, I’ve been making popcorn for the last two hours.”
More than 400 kids were registered for the rodeo.
In addition to great fishing, the event included lunch, a tractor-wagon, and a chance to tour the inside of a sheriff’s helicopter.