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Children's fishing contest planned at Cushwa Basin

May 29, 2007

WILLIAMSPORT - The C&O Canal National Historical Park and Williamsport Rotary Club will host the 11th annual "Fishin' Fun Contest" at the Cushwa Basin on Saturday, June 2, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Registration begins at 9 a.m.

This catch-and-release contest is held in conjunction with National Fishing Week and is open to children 15 years and younger.

Awards for three age groups (7 and under, 8 to 11, and 12 to 15) and three categories will be presented including most fish, biggest and smallest fish.

Bait and some loaner fishing equipment will be available.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources will stock the basin with fish before the contest. Participants are asked to use barbless hooks since this is a catch-and-release contest. The event is free of charge and is handicapped accessible.

The Cushwa Basin is at the Williamsport Visitor Center at 205 W. Potomac St. in Williamsport. For more information, contact the visitor center Wednesday through Sunday at 301-582-0813.

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