The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation and the New Orleans Recreation District are excited to announce that the Get Out and Fish! community fishing program will be this weekend at Joe Brown Park in New Orleans. This family-friendly fishing event will include a fishing tournament for all ages, various fishing activities and demonstrations, and raffle prizes! The pond will be stocked with 1,000 pounds of adult size channel catfish prior to the event.
October 26, 2019
Joe Brown Park
5601 Read Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70127
7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The first 100 youth to register for each event will receive a goody bag, and every participant will have the opportunity to enter into raffle drawings to win prizes. To pre-register for this event, or for more information visit www.wlf.la.gov/get-out-and-fish-1. You can also follow them on Facebook @ldwfgetoutandfish.
The Get Out and Fish! Program seeks to increase the number of people with access to quality fishing. The program intends to recruit new anglers to the sport of fishing and promote outdoor activities for future generations.
Anglers 16 and older must possess a Louisiana fishing license when fishing in any Louisiana public waters. Licenses are available for purchase online at https://la-web.s3licensing.com/. By purchasing a fishing license, Louisiana receives matching funds from the Sport Fish Restoration Program for public fishing and boating access, fishing programs and education and fisheries management.
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LWFF) also supports this program. The LWFF was formed to provide a means for individuals and corporations to become partners with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana’s wildlife and fish resources.