Fishing Rodeo Set for This Weekend in Charleston

By: Anna Baxter, Jeremy Edwards Email
By: Anna Baxter, Jeremy Edwards Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- We're past the prime fishing season, but that doesn't mean you have to put away your fishing rod.

300 pounds of trout was delivered to the Martin Luther King Jr. pool in Charleston for the city's fishing rodeo. Each fish is about a pound and a half.

Ten of the fish are tagged and if you catch one you win a prize.

Organizers say this is event is a lot of fun for the whole family.

"It's great times. It's bonding that lasts a lifetime and memories that will last a life time. They'll look back on this and see the time they spent together," Brian Jones said.

The rodeo starts Friday and wraps up on Monday. Friday the event is from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Then, on Saturday and Sunday it's open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center is located at 314 Donnally Street.

The event is free for children 13 years old and younger. It's $10 a day for adults 14 years and older.

Parking is available at the back parking lot under the interstate from Court Street.

WV Indoor Clean Air Program is sponsoring the event.


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