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30th-annual Fishing Rodeo registration begins April 1

March 29 2024

AUBURN, Ala.- Cast into summer with the 30th-annual Fishing Rodeo sponsored by Evans Realty! Join Auburn Parks and Recreation at the lake at Auburn Technology Park South on Saturday, May 11, from 7-11 a.m. Registration will open Monday, April 1, for Auburn residents. Anyone outside of Auburn can begin registering on April 15. Register at Every participant must be pre-registered — there will be no registration the day of the event. The cost is $5 per child. This event is for children 14 years of age and younger.

The first 175 kids registered will receive a free fishing rod and reel courtesy of Evans Realty, and Auburn Parks and Recreation will supply the bait. Each child will be permitted to bring home five fish and must be accompanied by an adult. If you plan to take home fish, please bring a bucket. Door prizes will be given out to lucky participants and prizes will be awarded to the biggest and smallest fish caught in each age category and the most fish caught overall. This event is a great chance to bring kids and their parents together for one of America's favorite pastime.

For more information, contact Sarah Cook at or call Auburn Parks and Recreation at 334-501-2930.