“FishIN Adventures” to be found on the Hoosier National Forest

Release Date: Jun 1, 2018  

Contact(s): Andrea Crain, (812) 275-4771

TELL CITY, IN (June 1, 2018) – The 16th Annual Adventures With Nature will be held at Tipsaw Lake Saturday, June 23rd from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  This year’s theme- “FishIN Adventures” includes a fishing derby for ages 0-15 with registration for the fishing derby beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Perry & Spencer Counties Soil & Water Districts, Purdue Extension Perry County and the US Forest Service once again are partnering to host this annual event.

‘FishIN Adventures’ will feature lots of fun activities, games and exhibitors, as well as many demonstrations focusing on different types of fishing, what you need to do in preparation and after the catch.  Some of the demonstrations to be held at different times during the day will be fish shocking, fike netting, cast netting, fly fishing, and fish cleaning/fileting. 

The fishing derby will be held in heats beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Preregistration is available by calling the US Forest Service office at 812-547-7051.  You may also come the morning of the event and sign in.  Prizes will be awarded for the largest caught and the most fish caught per age group.  Kids are encouraged to bring their own pole, tackle and bait.  There will be a limited number of loaner poles and bait available at the derby. Younger children should be accompanied by an adult and the adult will need to have a valid fishing license for the event.  Fishing licenses will be available for purchase at the event with services provided by Indiana Conservation Officers. 

Tipsaw Lake is located in Perry County near Branchville off of SR37 approximately 15 miles north of Tell City.  ‘FishIN Adventures’ is free to attend although there will be a $3.00 charge per car to enter the recreation area.

The U.S. Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a mission of sustaining the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Forest Service’s Eastern Region includes 20 states in the Midwest and East, stretching from Maine, to Maryland, to Missouri, to Minnesota.  There are 17 national forests and one national tallgrass prairie in the Eastern Region. For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/R9.

The U.S. Forest Service manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation’s clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live. For more information, visit www.fs.fed.us.


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