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Catfish rodeo will christen new BREC fishing pond

BREC will be hosting a catfish rodeo at the brand new fishing pond at Howell Community Park on October 13.

Little girl fishes during a catfish rodeo
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Catfish Rodeo To Break In New Fishing Pond

BREC will be hosting a catfish rodeo at the brand new fishing pond at Howell Community Park on October 13.

The new fishing pond is part of recent renovations to the park. The pond will be stocked with adult channel catfish for the event.

There will be enough catfish in the pond so all participants will get plenty of bites on their fishing lines.

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The Geaux Fish! Catfish Rodeo will be held from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13.

Officials say it’s a great time to get the whole family outdoors and enjoy some fishing.

Catfish Rodeo
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How To Sign Up  To Fish

Registration for the rodeo is free. Categories include Adult Angler (Ages 16 and up) and Junior Angler (Ages 15 and below).

Participants can register ahead of time online at http://www.brec.org/index.cfm/form/home/38 or on the day of the event.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The fishing rodeo will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 10:30 a.m.

Winners of the rodeo will be announced at 11 a.m.

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Catfish Rodeo
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Rodeo Rules

Anglers 16 or older must have a valid Louisiana fishing license to participate.

All participants must follow all Louisiana fishing regulations during the rodeo.

The rodeo is weather dependent. In the event of inclement or severe weather on October 13 the rodeo could be postponed or canceled.

BREC’s Howell Community Park is located at 5509 Winbourne Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70805.

For more information visit www.brec.org/geauxfish.

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Catfish Rodeo
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