Annual Children’s Fishing Derby slated June 11 in Rayne
CHILDREN’S FISHING DERBY DONATION - Dee DeRouen, left, and Mitch Monceaux, right, presented Suzette Leonards a donation on behalf of the Acadiana Sportsmen’s League and the National Wild Turkey Federation to help sponsor the 2016 Annual Children’s Catch and Release Fishing Derby slated Saturday, June 11, at Maison de Memoire near Rayne. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)
The City of Rayne will be joined by a number of community partners to presented the 2016 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 11, at the ponds located on the grounds of Maison d’Memoire at 8450 Roberts Cove Road (Hwy. 98) just northwest of Rayne.
Joining the City of Rayne to host the fun and family-orientated event are the Acadiana Sportman’s League, Rayne Lions Club, National Wild Turkey Federation, and Maison d’Memoire.
The entire family is invited to attend the event between the hours of 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., immediately followed by awards for largest fish and most fish caught. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.
This catch and release fishing event is being held for children up to 15 years of age. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Activities planned include a short briefing on the rules and guidelines for the day’s activities, an educational packet containing information on tying a knot, baiting a hook, identification of fish, general fishing safety, and an approximate 3-hour fishing derby with the assistance from members of ASL and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
A light lunch will be provided by the Rayne Lions Club to those enjoying the day’s activities.
Participants must bring their own fishing poles and are encouraged to bring suntan lotion, bug repellant, lawn chairs, and hats for protection from the sun and heat.
Make your plans to attend today by calling Suzette Leonards at 337-334-6682 or apply at Rayne City Hall.
There is no registration fee but registration is a must.