Like fishing? Want to learn? Family fishing lessons being offered Sept. 4 on South Side

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Compass Rose Public Schools Annual Youth Bank Fishing Tournament participants on Saturday, Aug. 28.
Compass Rose Public Schools Annual Youth Bank Fishing Tournament participants on Saturday, Aug. 28. (KSAT)

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Like fishing? Or have you always wanted to learn? Don’t miss out on the next family, fishing, & friends event that will take place on Saturday, September 4.

This weekend’s family-friendly event will take place at Padre Park located in the 6500 block of Padre Drive. Equipment and water is provided and the Fin Addict Angler Foundation team will assist and direct you on the proper and safe way to fish. Adults must accompany their children.

This past Saturday, Aug. 28 the inaugural Compass Rose Public Schools Annual Youth Bank Fishing Tournament took place at the Greenline Park in the Brooks City Base area. The event was open to all youth in the San Antonio community. There were three age brackets: elementary, middle and high school divisions.

The young anglers were able to use their own fishing gear or use free gear and tackle provided by the Fin Addicts Anglers Association. Artificial lures and live bait were provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

129 kids participated in the fishing tournament and 12 of them received their official Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Fin Addict Angler Foundation first fish award. Only Bass were scored for the competition, fish had to be caught with a rod and reel, and $500 in prizes were given out to every age division. Way to go everyone!

For more information on this weekend’s family fishing lessons email info@finaddictangler.org or call 210-643-3396.

This article initially appeared on Live from the Southside.

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