MDWFP to host fishing rodeo in Brookhaven this spring

Published 3:26 pm Monday, February 26, 2024

BROOKHAVEN — Families grab your pole, catfish bait and stringers this March as Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks hosts a free fishing rodeo. The day of fishing will be at the Hansel King Sportsplex.

MDWFP invites anglers 15 and younger to youth fishing rodeos across the state. These events are free and provide the opportunity for young anglers to fish in a lake that is well-stocked with catfish. Brookhaven’s fishing rodeo will be on March 23.

“Families are invited to come enjoy quality time together in a safe environment,” MDWFP states.

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Brookhaven’s pond at Hansel King Sportsplex is part of a Community Fish Assistance Program with MDWFP. The pond is open daily to people who are 14 years old or younger and any handicapped persons of any age. Anglers can find bass, bream and catfish in the stocked pond.

Daily creel limits are 10 for bream, five for catfish, 0 for bass and all other species are under the statewide bag limit.