The Town of Wilkesboro invites you and your family to visit beautiful Cub Creek Park for a fun-filled day of fishing and kids’ activities! Troutacular Kids’ Fishing Day will be held at Cub Creek Park on Saturday, October 21st from 9 am until 12 pm. The event is a partnership between the Town of Wilkesboro, Hunters Helping Kids, Wilkes County Public Library, Wynnefield Properties, and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.
Approximately 900 Rainbow and Brook Trout will be stocked as part of the event through funding provided by the Town of Wilkesboro, Hunters Helping Kids, Covington Way and Mountain View Apartments of Wilkesboro, as well as Sparta Springs Apartments of North Wilkesboro, proudly managed by Wynnefield Properties Inc.
In addition to fishing, the event will feature two archery activities, inflatables, fish printing, a laser tag course, and other kids’ activities. Hunters Helping Kids will provide free food, drinks, and gift bags on a first-come, first-served basis. Volunteers will offer assistance at the fish cleaning station and fishing supplies will be distributed courtesy of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission and Wilkes County Public Library.
The Troutacular Kids’ Fishing Day will be open to youth age 15 and under. Parents or guardians must be present with their children at all times. For those children without access to fishing gear, a limited number of loaner poles and equipment will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis by the Wilkes County Library “Checkout Wilkes” Program. Youth age 15 and under do not need a fishing license. Those individuals who are age 16 and older interested in fishing are welcome to do so after 12 pm with a valid fishing license. The Town of Wilkesboro will close fishing within Cub Creek Park 48 hours before the start of the event, beginning Thursday, October 19th at 9 am. The waterway will be patrolled by the Wilkesboro Police Department to ensure no fishing occurs during this time. Kids who are age 15 and under are welcome to fish early Saturday morning before the start of the event. Adults are not allowed to fish before 12 pm on the day of the event.