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Free Kids Katch Fishing Contest to be held Saturday

CONYERS — Calling all kids from ages 5 to 15 to the sixth annual Kids Katch Fishing Contest on Saturday on the grounds of Elks Aidmore at 2394 Morrison Road. The event, hosted in partnership with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, will be held from 8:30 a.m. until noon and is designed for the accomplished young fisherman, as well as the novice.

“The primary purpose of the tournament is to introduce people to fishing and the environment,” said Dawn Butler, development director with Elks Aidmore. “We want them to get to know the joy of fishing. People who have never fished before, we invite them to come out and try it. We’ll have some equipment and volunteers who will be able to help kids and parents put bait on hooks.”

The event is free and kids can keep their catch, up to 20 fish.

The lake used is right on the Elks Aidmore property and word is the fish are jumping. Last year’s average catch per youngster was 15 fish.

“The fishing contest is the first day of fishing at Elks Aidmore and our way of thanking the community and inviting youth and their families to fish free on our campus,” said Abe Wilkinson, CEO.

The event receives significant in-kind logistical support from Snapping Shoals EMC.