Kids#8217; fishing derby at Lake Vesuvius

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Staff report

Pedro - A free fishing event has been set for the

Wayne National Forest’s Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area for kids and their families on May 10.

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Community youngsters age 15 and under are invited to come out to the Lake Vesuvius boardwalk with their fishing poles, tackle boxes and bait to take part in a free fishing derby from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition to free fishing, the day will feature hot dogs and beverages, fun contests and educational activities.

This event is co-sponsored by the Wayne National Forest, Lawrence County Bass Club, Isaak Walton League, and Ohio University Southern Nature Center.

Youngsters are encouraged to pre-register by visiting or calling the Wayne National Forest Ironton Ranger District at (740) 534-6500, but can also register at the derby from 8:15 to 9 a.m.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The sponsoring organizations have a strong commitment to the community’s youth, and are proud to host a memorable day of fishing for kids and their families.

“Events like this fishing derby can be a great experience for kids and their families,” said Kari Kirschbaum, Ironton District Wildlife Biologist.

“They give kids an opportunity to spend some time outside and to try a new activity, or to learn more about fishing.

The wonderful thing about fishing is that it is an activity that a family can enjoy together for a lifetime,” added Kirschbaum.

Call the Wayne National Forest Ironton Ranger District at (740) 534-6500 with questions or comments, or to pre-register for this event.