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The 40th annual Catfish Rodeo will look a little different this year. Rather than a one-day fishing tournament, the community will be able to fish all month long! We encourage kids (and their parents) to get outside and participate in this fun event. This year’s event will be held from April 1 – 30. Youth are invited to fish at their leisure and send us photos of their catch for a chance to win a prize through a random drawing.
Please remember to adhere to all state and local COVID-19 guidelines by distancing and wearing masks when unable to maintain physical distancing of six or more feet from others outside of your household.

Event details:

The contest begins Thursday, April 1, and runs through Friday, April 30 at Dave White Park.

  • The City of Casa Grande will cover the fishing license if fishing on the following days April 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25. If you fish on any other day, a valid Arizona fishing license is required for anglers 10 years of age or older. Purchase your license here: https://license.azgfd.com/
  • Take a photo with your fish in front of the designated sign at the park and submit it to us to be entered into a drawing. Be sure to include their name, age, and phone number. Submit your child(ren) photos by Friday, April 30 to ensure entry into the drawing for prizes.
  • Photos can be submitted one of three ways:
    1. Through a private message on Facebook/CGParksRec or Instagram @CGParksRec
    2. Email photo to CommunityServices@CasaGrandeAZ.gov or
    3. Submit a photo here: https://forms.gle/ZoqRnBkJnegYeDh5A

Event rules:

  • Only ONE entry per child
  • The fishing contest is open to ages 17 and under. All children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Participation is free
  • A valid Arizona fishing license is required for anglers 10 years of age or older. Purchase your license here: https://license.azgfd.com/
  • Must follow State and Federal fishing and environmental laws while fishing
  • Must exercise caution while near the water
  • Must observe social distancing when fishing

Prizes:

Each participant will be put into a drawing for a chance to win one of the following prizes:

  • 1 of 2 – tackle boxes filled with fishing gear & $25 gift card to Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • 1 of 3 – $20 gift cards to Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • 1 of 3 – Hydroflask Water Bottles
  • 1 of 5 – fishing rods/reels

We will announce the winners on the Casa Grande Parks & Recreation Facebook and Instagram pages on Monday, May 3. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Mindy Pieper at 520-421-8677 ext. 4561 or email Mindy_Pieper@casagrandeaz.gov

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