LDWF Family Fish Fest to be held at Lafitte Drive-In Park in Abbeville

Participants from a Family Fish Fest take a quick break from fishing to pose for a picture. (Photo courtesy LDWF)
Participants from a Family Fish Fest take a quick break from fishing to pose for a picture. (Photo courtesy LDWF)

Join the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) on Saturday, May 8, between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., to celebrate the grand opening of the Lafitte Drive-In Park in Abbeville, Louisiana.

Prior to the event, LDWF will stock the park’s pond with adult-size catfish for participants to catch. Please remember that those 16 and older must possess a valid Louisiana fishing license to participate in the fun. If you would like to purchase a fishing license now, please visit https://la-web.s3licensing.com/.

The grand opening celebration will be a family event, and everyone is encouraged to attend.

In addition to the fishing, attendees will be treated to fun educational activities and a chance to win prizes in a raffle. Participants are enrolled into the raffle automatically when they register for the event. Moreover, the first 100 youth registrants will receive goodie bags.

“LDWF is excited to partner with the City of Abbeville and Councilman Plaisance to bring this family fishing event to the new park in Abbeville,” Megan MacMenamin of LDWF said. “We think this event will provide a nice opportunity to get outside and spend some quality time fishing with family and friends, and that Lafitte Drive-In Park will be a great place for the community to continue to fish in the future.”

The Lafitte Drive-In Park is located at 105 S. John Hardy Drive in Abbeville. For more information about the event, or to pre-register, visit www.wlf.la.gov/page/family-fish-fest.

All COVID-related guidelines set by the CDC, State of Louisiana, and LDWF will be followed. Organizers want attendees to have a wonderful, safe experience at the event. Remember to bring appropriate face-coverings to be used in accordance with the guidelines.

The LDWF Family Fish Fest is hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation. The LWFF was formed to provide a means for individuals and corporations to become partners with the Department and Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana’s wildlife and fish resources.

Family Fish Fests are funded by the Sport Fish Restoration Fund, a USFWS grant program that provides grant funds to the states, the District of Columbia, and “Insular-area” fish and wildlife agencies for fishery projects, boating access and aquatic education.

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