The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Free Rio Removal Rodeo!
On September 29, 2012 the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is hosting an invasive species awareness event. This includes a free fishing rodeo to help reduce the number of invasive Rio Grande Cichlids in New Orleans. The rodeo consists of Adult, Team (up to 10 participants), and Youth (12 & under) divisions. Winners will be determined by the total number of Rio Grande Cichlids caught. Registration begins at 5:30 am at the Old Casino Building in New Orleans City Park. Pre- registration can also be completed at www.wlf.la.gov/rio-registration. The first 100 registrants receive a FREE “Rigged and Ready” rod and reel courtesy of CCA Louisiana. Fish weigh in closes at 11am.
In addition to the rodeo, numerous activities will be available from 9am to 1pm at the City Park Old Casino Building and Popp Bandstand. Activities include Louisiana fish and invasive species information, casting lessons, fly fishing demonstrations, free giveaways and much more!
For additional information visit www.wlf.la.gov/rio-registration or LDWF’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ldwffb.
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