Newton, NC – If you and your children love to fish, Take-A-Kid Fishing Day is the event is for you.

The 2016 Take-A-Kid Fishing Day is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 18, at Herman’s Fish Lake in Newton.

The free event, sponsored by the Newton Parks and Recreation Department, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Herman’s Fish Lake, and Piedmont Bait & Tackle in Newton, is open to children ages 3-17. Any children 12 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult to participate.

Participants can register the morning of the event by 8:30 a.m. at Herman’s Fish Lake, which is located off N.C. 10, at 1954 Grandview Drive, Newton.

Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught, most fish caught and smallest fish caught. Special prize drawings will be held every 15 minutes. Children must bring their own rod and reel.

The public is invited to enjoy this family day of fun and fishing.

For more information or to register, call the Newton Recreation Department at 828-695-4350 or visit

PHOTO: 2015’s Take A Kid Fishing Day