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May 10, 2014

Children's Fishing Rodeo 

Fishing Rodeo

Saturday, May 10, 2014
 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(Rain or Shine!)

Stillness surrounds the lake, as lines are cast and expectant faces eagerly await their first catch, hoping it's a big one!  Welcome to the Children's Fishing Rodeo at Hunsicker's Grove in Mertztown, where children ages 4 to 15 can learn the art of fishing on Saturday, May 10th from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  $2.00 parking donation.

 A great event for children & their families!  This is the 11th year for this event, and each year it keeps growing.  Last year over 150 children and their families came out to fish, and everyone had a good time! 
Age Group          Fishing Time
       4-5 yr. olds        8:30-9:15 a.m.
       6-7 yr. olds        9:25-10:10 a.m.
       8-10 yr. olds      10:20-11:20 a.m.
       11-15 yr. olds     11:30-12:30 p.m.
 All participants must be registered one half hour before their age group is scheduled to fish.
   All children must be at least 4 years old and accompanied by an adult. There will be a 3-fish/person limit. Each person must supply his or her own equipment. Artificial lures and bait are allowed. All PA Fishing Regulations will be enforced. We stock the lake before the event, and open the lake to the general public for fishing after the rodeo.
   Besides fishing, the children make a craft and fish in our "Fishing Pond" where they catch prizes not fish.   Members of the Berks Fly Tyers, a non-profit club will demonstrate the art of fly tying.  Chris’ Bait & Tackle will display and sell merchandise.

   This event is presented by the Berks County Parks & Recreation Department and sponsored in part by Cabela's. For more information or directions, call 610-374-2944, ext. 2611 or 2612 -  or 610-374-8839.  Refreshments available.  Rain or shine event.

Hunsicker's Grove is located in Longswamp Township on Smith Lane. (Follow the Fleetwood/Lyons/Topton road to Lower Longswamp. Turn left at the Blue Orchid Inn onto Smith Lane. Continue to stop sign, turn right. Park Entrance is .8 mile on your right, across from the Brookvue Farms sign.)


Location: Hunsicker's Grove, Mertztown
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8 AM - 12:30 PM

Contact: Rebecca Richards
Phone: 610.374.2944


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