Norway Family Fishing Festival scheduled for June 4
The seventh annual Family Fishing Festival in Norway is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 4 at Butters Park in Norway.
This event is a family educational day to teach children under 16 how to fish; it’s not a competition, according to a press release from the Norwegian Department of Parks and Recreation.
Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate. No adult fishing is permitted in this area until Wednesday, June 15.
Participants can register with the Norwegian Department of Parks and Recreation. For those who do not have a fishing rod, a rod will be loaned to them for the event. Those 15 or younger and a Maine resident can enter a raffle to win the Stuart B. Cummings Lifetime Fishing License Prize. Volunteers will be on hand to help teach how to fish and bait a hook.
The Water Street lane from Pikes Hill to Main Street will be closed to traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Water Street parking is available for festival attendees.
This event is a collaborative effort of the Norwegian Department of Parks and Recreation, Mollyockett Trout Unlimited, Norway-Paris Fish & Game Association, Lake Thompson Fish & Game and Healthy Oxford Hills.
For more information, call Deb Partridge, Director of Parks and Recreation Norway, at 207-739-7050.
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