Kids fishing tourney comes to Lake Julian Sept. 8

Press release from Buncombe County Recreation Services:

Lake Julian Park Fall Kids Fishing Tournament will take place on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. The semi-annual event is open to all children ages 15 and under and is sponsored by Buncombe County Recreation Services and West Ridge Auto Sales.

Fishing begins at 8:30 a.m. and is over promptly at 11:30 a.m.

Register online now through September 7 to receive a discount. Early registration is $7.00 per participant. Register online at

Registration will be available on site the day of the tournament beginning at 8:00 am. Day-of registration is $10.00 per child. Your registration fee covers fishing bait, snacks and a free hot dog lunch for participants at the conclusion of the tournament. No fishing license is required for children under 16 years of age.

This is a catch and release event. Lake Julian Park will supply a bucket for each competitor’s catch. After the fish has been weighed and measured, it will be released back into the lake. Participants bring their own pole.

Fishing is allowed any place inside the Lake Julian Park boundaries. No boat fishing is allowed.  All children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

There are prizes galore! Children will be grouped into one of five age categories, and prizes will be awarded in each of these categories. Prizes will be given for the biggest fish, smallest fish and most fish caught. In addition, all competitors in every age group will have an opportunity to show off their casting skill. Casting poles and targets are provided by Lake Julian Park, and children can demonstrate their ability anytime during the tournament. There are prizes for the winners of the casting competition, too!

For more information, contact David Blynt at 828-684-0376 or

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