Catch of the day

This April 22, 2017 photo released by John Stokes shows Stokes' son Chase, then 10, holding a giant carp, weighing 33.25 pounds, in Ferrisburgh, Vt. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department made the record official a few weeks ago, stating that the fish was a quarter-pound bigger than the previous record holder. (John Stokes via AP)
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) — The City of Dothan Department of Leisure Services and the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries are sponsoring its 20th Annual “Youth Fishing Day” on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Eastgate Park. This free event is for boys and girls ages 5-12 and provides participants the opportunity to learn about fishing through a supervised hands-on experience. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. The pond will be stocked with catfish and participants will need to bring tackle (fishing pole or rod and reel), bait, and stringer.

Door prize drawings will be held at various times during the event. For more information, please contact Dothan Leisure Services at 615-4743 or 615-3700.