Kids Fishing Tournament to be held May 5 at Lake Julian

Here’s the info via the Buncombe County website:

Come on out, cast a line, and catch a fish! The Kids Fishing Tournament at Lake Julian Park is Saturday, May 5 and is open to all children Come on down to Lake Julian for the Kids Fishing Tournament.ages 15 and under.

The Tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. and is over at 11:30 a.m. Preregistration for the Tournament or register the day of the Tournament starting at 8:00 a.m. at Lake Julian Park. The cost is $5 per child. (No fishing license is required for children under 16 years of age.)

Lake Julian Park will supply a bucket for each competitor’s catch. After the fish has been weighed and measured, it is released back into the lake. Participants bring their own pole and bait, and any type of pole and bait is permitted.

Fishing is allowed anywhere inside the Lake Julian Park boundaries. No boat fishing is allowed. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.


Children will be grouped into one of five age categories and prizes will be awarded in each of the age categories for the following:

biggest fish
smallest fish
most fish caught

In addition, children 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 684-0376 or

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