In partnership with the Friends of Blackwater and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge will hold their 15th Annual Youth Fishing Fun Day on Saturday, June 3, from 9am to 1pm. This family-friendly event will be held at Hog Range Pond on Refuge property located off Route 335. Pre-register at 410-228-2677. Fishing will begin at 9am and end around 1pm. Bait and fishing equipment will be provided, or you can bring your own. The number of “loaner” fishing rods is limited, so it is recommended you bring your own if you have one. Experienced adults will be available to assist the young fishermen in catching his or her fish.
Parents should note that this is a non-competitive, catch-and-release event, meant to introduce children to the fun of fishing. Each registered youth will receive a lunch ticket and other goodies. Sorry, no pets are allowed at this event.
Directions to Hog Range Pond: From Route 50 in Cambridge, turn onto Route 16 West. Travel approximately 7 miles to Church Creek. Turn left onto Route 335. Travel approximately 5 miles. Once you pass Key Wallace Drive on your left, turn right at the first dirt lane just past the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center. Alternative parking may be utilized if fields are wet. For further information and pre-registration, call 410-228-2677.