Participants at a past Get Out & Fish! Kick-Off event trying their luck to catch the heaviest catfish!


Earlier this month, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced the kick-off event celebrating Parc Natchitoches joining the Get Out & Fish! Program. This family-friendly fishing event will include a fishing tournament for all ages, various fishing activities and demonstrations, and raffle prizes! The pond will be stocked with adult-size channel catfish prior to the event.

Join LDWF and the City of Natchitoches from 7:00AM to 12:00PM on Saturday, October 29th, 2022 at Parc Natchitoches for a day full of fun, fishing, and festivities! Pre-registration is open until noon on Thursday, October 27th. The first 100 youth registered will receive a goody bag, and every participant will be entered into a raffle drawing to win prizes.

To pre-register for this event, or for more information visit You can also follow us and tag us on Facebook and Instagram @ldwfgetoutandfish. Anglers 18 and older must possess a valid Louisiana recreational fishing license. Licenses can be purchased at

For anglers looking to sharpen their skills, LDWF is hosting Beginner Catfishing courses as part of the new Fishing Course Series at the event sites. Participants can register for these courses at Beginner Catfishing courses will be offered on Friday, October 28th, from 4:30PM-6:30PM for All Ages, and on October 29th from 2:30PM-4:30PM for anglers 16 and older.

The Get Out &Fish! program is supported by the Sport Fish Restoration Fund and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. LDWF receives no state general funding and depends on license sales as a major funding source. Help us protect your hunting and fishing heritage while preserving habitat, wildlife, and aquatic resources by purchasing your license at To receive email or text alerts signup here.

For more information on the Get Out &Fish! Program, contact Danica Williams at or (504) 628-7282.