Alleghany County Parks and Recreation to hold 30th Annual Free Kids Fishing Day on Oct. 17

Alleghany Highlands News

ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Alleghany County Parks and Recreation, the U.S. Forest Service, and Boys’ Home will host the 30th Annual Free Kids Fishing Day on Saturday, October 17 on Dunlap Creek at Boys’ Home.

The event is open to kids ages 4 to 15. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. No fishing license is required, but state fishing laws do apply. Adults may cast for a child if necessary, but the child must land and reel the fish in on their own. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with fishing running from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Dunlap Creek will be stocked with rainbow trout and, for the 30th year, there will also be golden trout stocked.

There will be a 100-participant maximum and all participants will receive a Kids Fishing Day t-shirt.

The event will adhere to CDC and Virginia Department of Health recommendations and restrictions to keep everyone safe:

  • Please limit yourself to one guardian per participant. Participants and guardians must wear a mask when social distancing of six feet can’t be maintained between families or staff.
  • Staff will be wearing masks and gloves when handing out t-shirts and water. Hand sanitizer will be on site. Registration will be set up as you drive in so crowding will not occur. Please stay in your vehicles until the staff instructs you to enter the fishing area.
  • Certain activities will be skipped this year due to the situation surrounding COVID-19. The emphasis this year will be strictly on fishing. There will not be a picnic this year. No one will be allowed to drive up to the Boys Home campus.

For more information on this event, contact Alleghany County Parks and Recreation at 863-6622 and .

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