29th Annual Children’s Fishing Day at Seney National Wildlife Refuge Saturday, June 23rd 2018

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29th Annual Children’s Fishing Day at Seney National Wildlife Refuge Saturday, June 23rd 2018

29th Annual Children’s Fishing Day at Seney National Wildlife Refuge Saturday, June 23rd 2018

Seney, Michigan – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with the Seney Natural History Association, invites everybody to participate in the 29th annual Children’s Fishing Day Saturday, June 23rd at Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

Anglers age 1-16 should register at the Visitor Center before fishing. The registration table will open at 9:00 a.m. Fish entries will be accepted between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center. Fishing with non-lead tackle is allowed from the shore along the Fishing Loop, Show Pools, at C-3 Pool, and in designated rivers. Fishing stations will be set up along the Refuge’s Fishing Loop. A limited amount of fishing poles and bait are available for participants to use at these stations. Activities, crafts, games for the whole family begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center. Certificates will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners for the largest perch and pike in four age categories. Local businesses have donated fishing equipment and other prizes that will be awarded to participants through a random drawing. A complimentary fish dinner for all participants and their families will be held at 3:00 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony and prize drawing.

Edley Lattimore and Kailyne Fox exploring the pond during Children's Fishing Day at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Alaina Larkin - USFWS

Edley Lattimore and Kailyne Fox exploring the pond during Children’s Fishing Day at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Alaina Larkin – USFWS

The Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located off M-77, five miles south of Seney, or two miles north of Germfask. For more information contact Seney National Wildlife Refuge at (906) 586-9851 x 15.

ackson Lasik showng off his catch during Children's Fishing Day at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Faye Slater - USFWSl

ackson Lasik showng off his catch during Children’s Fishing Day at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Faye Slater – USFWSl

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for their scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information visit http://www.fws.gov.

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