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Free Fishing Across the State this Weekend..
The Fourth Aldo Leopold Kids Fishing Derby and Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake Roberts in the Mimbres Valley, north of Silver City.
The day will include a fishing derby, outdoor learning stations and an awards ceremony that includes prizes for the biggest fish and most fish caught.
Saturday is a free fishing day for New Mexico, so fishing licenses are not required. Anglers, however, must still adhere to daily bag limits. For trout, it’s five per day.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. on the north side of Lake Roberts near the boat ramp. The derby will begin once registration is complete and will conclude at 12:45 pm.
The awards ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will stock the lake with tagged Gila Trout and any child who catches one will receive a prize.
Learning centers will open at 9:30 am and will be staffed by a variety of local, state and federal groups. Visitors will be able to learn about the art of fly fishing and how to identify aquatic insects and animal tracks. There will also be a Native American Art stand and a Living Stream exhibit presented by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Sapillo Volunteer Fire Department will be grilling hotdogs for attendees.
The annual Aldo Leopold Fishing Derby and Festival is hosted by the Wilderness Ranger District of the Gila National Forest along with strong support from the community.
For information, call (575) 536-2250This entry was posted in Game and Fish and tagged 3-D Shoots, Bear Control in NM, Bow hunting Coues Deer, bowhunting Coues, Bowhunting in NM, easton, fishing in NM, free fishing, gila fishing, gila trout, Lion Hunting, nm fishing, nm free fishing, The New Mexico Sportsman, trout in nm, unit 15, unit 16 elk hunting, unt 15 nm, wilerness athlete by admin and comments are closed.