Hed: Fish hatchery to host children’s event

Hed: Fish hatchery to host children’s event

The seventh annual Pvt. John Allen Fishing Rodeo for children is scheduled Saturday at the National Fish Hatchery on Elizabeth Street in Tupelo.

The action gets under way at 8 a.m. and runs to 10 a.m.

Two age groups, children up to and including 6 and children 7 through 12, will compete for channel and blue catfish in the hatchery ponds.

Participants must bring a fishing pole and bait. Lures are not allowed. There will be a five-fish limit.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. More information may be obtained by calling Ricky Campbell, manager of the fish hatchery, at 842-1341.

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