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Norway Family Fishing Festival
May 30, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
The second annual Norway Family Fishing Festival will be held Saturday, May 30th, at Butters Park from 8am-Noon! Butters Park is located at the intersection of Main Street and Water Street. Water Street will be closed to thru traffic from 8am-noon. The Water Street parking lot is available for Festival participants.
This event is a family educational day to teach age 16 and under how to fish, this is not a competition. Children must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate. The dam will be stocked the morning of the event. Enjoy a morning or an hour of fishing with your child. No adult fishing is allowed in this area during the Festival. Catch and release or catch and take home to eat.
Start at the registration table to sign in with the Norway Parks & Recreation Department. If you do not have a fishing pole, one will be provided for you to borrow for the event. Volunteers will be on site to help teach you how to fish and bait your hook.
Once you catch a fish, you can go to the Norway~Paris Fishing Association tables and you can trace your fish on paper; then they will show you how to clean your fish and how to cook it right on site!
Mollyockett Trout Unlimited will show you how to tie your own flies. They will also have fly casting lessons for all ages.
Bryant Pond 4H will have information on the Moose Festival as well as an on-hands activity.
Western Foothills Land Trust will show you how to make fish origami.
The Center for an Ecology Based Economy (CEBE) will do fish themed face painting and the Leaf vehicle will be on display.
The Norway Firemen’s Relief Association will bring Sparky, the rescue boat and offer popcorn.
The Lakes Association of Norway will have a boat present and show you how to inspect your boat to keep invasive species from invading our lakes.
Chandler Woodcock, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife as well as Maine Game Wardens will be roaming the area to answer any questions you may have.
Café Nomad and Ari’s will have coupon specials. Fare Share will offer cups of lemon water or Summitt Springs bottled water for sale. Or you could ‘exercise’ for a smoothie on the bike blender from Healthy Oxford Hills!
Norway Historical Society will have fish taxidermy and photos on display at their building, a short walk from Butters Park on the corner of Main and Whitman Streets.
Thank you for donations from DIFW, Schiavi Home Builders, Norway~Paris Fish & Game Association, Norway Parks & Rec Department, Dags Bait & Tackle Shop and The Lake Store for donations to help support this event.
This Event is a collaborative effort of the Norway Parks & Recreation Department, Mollyockett Trout Unlimited, Norway~Paris Fish & Game Association, Healthy Oxford Hills and Bryant Pond 4H.
FMI contact Norway Parks & Recreation Director Deb Partridge at 743-6651.