Forty children turn out for Wythe County ‘Kids’ Fish Day’



RURAL RETREAT – Over forty children braved the unseasonably cool temperatures last Saturday to participate in the Rural Retreat Lake’s annual “Kids’ Fish Day.”

According to Wythe County Public Information Officer Jeremy Farley, the event is part of a cooperative effort between the Wythe County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF). It began at 9 a.m., and provided many children with their first opportunity to fish.

DGIF trucks stocked the lake’s pond full of Rainbow Trout the previous evening. Wythe County’s youngest anglers were given the first opportunity of the season to reel in the well known, native-Virginian fish.

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