LDWF Family Fish Fest Heads to Cypremort Point on Saturday

Release Date: 06/17/2014

(June 17, 2014) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold its fourth Family Fish Fest on Saturday, June 28 in conjunction with the Coastal Conservation Association Specks and Spots Tournament at the Quintana Pavilion in Cypremort Point.
 
Fishing season is in full swing, and the Department strives to offer a host of opportunities throughout the state to educate young anglers about the popular statewide sport.  The program provides a unique opportunity for families to learn how to fish together and discover just how much fun it can be.
 
Beyond an exciting day of fishing, the Department will provide activities for youth and adults alike, including a mobile touch tank, fish identification, casting tutorials and arts and crafts.  LDWF’s newest mascot, Robbie the Redfish, will also be onsite for photo opportunities and to greet guests.
 
Family Fish Fest activities will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.  Participants who bring in a live speckled trout or redfish to be tagged and released will receive a raffle ticket with the chance to win a K2 cooler and fishing tackle. Youth anglers registered for the event will automatically be entered into several raffle drawings for great fishing gear.
 
Registration information is available at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/familyfishfest or http://www.ccalouisiana.com.  All anglers should provide their own equipment, bait and live fish transport containers. 
 
Sponsors for Family Fish Fest include CCA Louisiana, Pure Fishing, Faux Pas Prints, Marsh and Bayou Outfitters, Emprint Moran Printing, Coon Neck Wildlife and Art Gallery and Whole Foods.
 
Our next Family Fish Fest is scheduled for July 12 at Elmer’s Island in Grand Isle.  Go to www.wlf.louisiana.gov/familyfishfest for more information or to register.
 
The LDWF Family Fish Fest is hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation.  The LWFF was formed to provide a means for individuals and corporations to become partners with the Department and Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana's wildlife and fish resources.
 
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources.  For more information, visit us atwww.wlf.louisiana.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.
 
For more information, contact Danica Williams at dwilliams@wlf.la.gov or (504) 628-7282. 
 
For press inquiries, contact Ashley Wethey at awethey@wlf.la.gov or (225) 721-0489.