National Fishing and Boating Week Brings Kids Fishing Events Across N.C.

RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with Neuse Sport Shop and the U.S. Forest Service, will sponsor more than 30 kids’ fishing events across the state in May and early June.

The events are being held in support of National Fishing and Boating Week. Kids can fish for free and register to win prizes at each event, including a statewide drawing for a lifetime license. The agency will also stock fish at many sites before the events to give participants a better chance of catching fish.

The grand prize in the random drawing is a lifetime sportsman’s license. The license, donated by Neuse Sport Shop in Kinston, includes both fishing and hunting privileges.

The Commission will donate an additional 100 prizes, such as fishing rod and reel combos, towels, playing cards and mini-tackle boxes. A final drawing for the prizes will be conducted at the end of June with a list of winners published on in July. Local sponsors may also provide prizes and gifts at fishing events to registered participants.

For more information about National Fishing and Boating Week, visit the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s website at