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Annual free family fishing day scheduled

March 2017


Fishing at River Bend Farm

Colton Piontkowski getting some pointers from a volunteer from Trout Unlimited.


For the past two years, people of all ages and abilities have gathered for a day of fishing for fun and prizes at River Bend Farm in Uxbridge. This year’s Family Fun Fishing Day, scheduled for Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (rain date May 21) promises to be another popular event.

The Family Fun Fishing Day is sponsored by the Blackstone River Watershed Association and Alternatives in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. Fishing rods and reels will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own equipment. Food and beverages will be offered for sale by the Uxbridge First Holiday Night Committee.

This catch- and-release event welcomes young and old, experienced anglers and first time fishers alike. With a variety of educational activities, demonstrations on casting and tying techniques, games and prizes, the day will be full of fun, learning and friendly competition.

While the event is free, registration is requested. Please visit thebrwa.org/familyfun to sign up.  

For more information about this event contact Jennifer MacNeill at 508-266-6552 or Jennifer.MacNeill@AlternativesNet.org.

Blackstone Valley Tribune
March 2017