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      June 1, 2019

      Saturday   8:30 AM

      Oxpen Lake - fishing (follow Refuge Event signs) , Lake Bee Recreation Area - cookout
      Columbia, South Carolina

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      Youth Fishing Day 2019

      Friends of Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge Host  11th Annual Youth Fishing Derby on June 1st McBee, S.C. … Dust off that tackle box and grab a rod and reel!  Hosted by the refuge Friends Group, the 11th Annual Youth Fishing Derby will take place at Oxpen Lake on Saturday, June 1, 2019.  The derby will begin at 8:30 am and is open to youth under 16 years of age. The derby is free, however, on-line pre-registration for this event is required.  Registration will open on May 1, 2019. Participants are encouraged to bring their own rod, reel, and bucket or stringer, but a limited number will be available to borrow for those that do not have equipment.  Bait will be provided by the Friends, and volunteers will be on hand to demonstrate casting techniques, bait hooks, and assist the participants. Parents are encouraged to help their children, but will not be allowed to fish. Following the Derby, the participants and their families are invited to a celebratory cookout, where each youth will receive a goody bag, compliments of the refuge and event sponsors.  There will also be a drawing for prizes such as bream busters, tackle boxes, and a variety of other items provided by the sponsors.  Space is limited and will fill-up quickly.  To register, please visit  There is a waiting list once registration is full, so if your plans change and you later decide not to attend the derby, please cancel your registration so that another lucky young angler will get the chance to fish!

      Categories: Outdoors & Recreation

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.