First prize is a lifetime inland fishing license, donated by Triangle Fly Fishers. The drawing will occur at the end of June and a list of winners will be published at ncwildlife.org in July.
On Saturday, the children were engaged and excited. Seven-year-old Aryana Vielma, who is about to enter second grade, caught a fish as the event started. Though she smiled from ear to ear at catching a fish on her birthday, she wasnâ€™t about to touch it.
Her advice to other young anglers was, â€śDo not touch a fish, itâ€™s nasty.â€ť
Six-year-old Liam Dorr-Baker, a rising first-grader, did not agree with Vielmaâ€™s sentiment. He said he wanted to touch a fish because, â€śFishing is so fun!â€ť