Fishers of Men hosts rodeo

Published 11:18 am Wednesday, October 8, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell – news editor
They say fishing in the South is not just a privilege, it's a right. Several parents introduced their children to that right during a special fishing rodeo was held Saturday hosted by Fishers of Men Ministries' Brewton group.
In the group's first year as sponsor, nearly 250 youth and senior citizens registered to participate in the fishing rodeo.
With the rodeo getting underway at 7 a.m., young anglers were ready before the starting bell.
Couch said the number of registered fishers wasn't a good indication of how many people actually gathered around the pond on the Jefferson Davis Community College campus Saturday.
Along with those fishers under the age of 15 who were fishing along the banks of the ponds, parents and grandparents were there to witness the event. All fishers, including senior citizens who fished in the afternoon, had plenty of fish at their disposal.
Couch said the owners of Fuqua's Catfish Farm on U.S. 29 have been very supportive of the event for many years.
Couch said more than a dozen other businesses and individuals in the area have also worked to make the event a successes and an enjoyable time for participants.

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