BREC invites anglers of all ages to take part in the newest Get Out and Fish community fishing event from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Burbank Soccer Complex, 12400 Burbank Drive.
At Get Out and Fish, numerous fishing activities for the entire family will be offered, including fishing rodeos, a mobile touch tank, casting inflatables and a chance to meet Robbie the Redfish, a news release said.
BREC’s Burbank pond will be stocked with 1,000 pounds of adult channel catfish specifically for the event.
Fishing competition categories include heaviest catfish and heaviest other fish. Age divisions include Little Angler, ages 8 and younger; Junior Angler, ages 9-15; and Adult Angler, ages 16 and older. Anglers 16 and older must possess a valid Louisiana fishing license.
The event is free, and the first 100 registrants in attendance will receive a goody bag. In addition, every participant will be entered into a raffle drawing to win prizes. Lunch is provided by the BREC Foundation with beverages from Coca-Cola of Baton Rouge. Participants can preregister for the event at fishla.org/community-outreach/get-fish.
The Get Out and Fish program seeks to increase the number of people with access to quality fishing, the release said. The program aims to recruit new anglers to the sport and promote outdoor activities for future generations.
Get Out and Fish is hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation.