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Friday, 20 May 2016 18:28

By Carolyn Lee

The Imperial Republican


There’s always something new at the Southwest Nebraska Chapter Izaak Walton League (IKEs) Kids Fishing Day, in memory of longtime member Ron Berry.

This year, on May 21, three lifetime hunt/fish permits will be given to three lucky youth whose names are drawn at the event. The youth must be ages 8-13, Nebraska residents, and attending the fishing day.

IKEs Secretary-Treasurer Tom Elder said the group hopes to attract 50 children this year. The fishing day will be held at Champion Lake from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Poles and tackle will be provided by IKEs if children don’t have their own. No fishing license or park permit is required on this day.

Elder said lots of fishing equipment will be given away during the event.

Advice and education will also be freely given, Elder said. “We want to teach them to fish if they don’t know how, let them get acquainted with fishing, and  hope they catch some fish,” he said.

Fish stocked in the lake are crappie, small mouth bass, catfish, and maybe some trout, Elder noted.

This is the 10th year IKEs has sponsored the Ron Berry Memorial Kids Fishing Day. Since 2001 there have been a few years when the event couldn’t be held due to low water at Champion Lake.

Lunch will be served. For more information contact Elder at 308-882-5119.