TACO fish rodeo scheduled for Saturday

Kids, don’t put your poles away yet. There’s another fishing derby on the horizon.
On Saturday, from 8-11 a.m., the banks of the lake at Reservoir Park will be full of youngsters again, as the annual Tyrone Area Community Organization fish rodeo gets underway.
“We’re excited for the event again this year,” said Ruth Brower, TACO president. “We’ve been doing this for more than 10 years now and have really had some fun with it.”
According to Brower, TACO purchased between 850 and 900 assorted trout from the Bald Eagle Sportsmens Club. She said these fish will include rainbows and browns, and a few golden trout, more commonly known as palominos.
The fishing should be plentiful. Last weekend, Albemarle Corp sponsored its annual tournament and stocked the lake; however, cold and muddied water conditions didn’t allow a whole lot of fish to be caught.
Trophies, acquired from KC Trophies of Tyrone, will be awarded for the first fish of the day and for the largest fish of the day. Trophies will also be awarded for the longest fish and total inches for each of eight different groups: Boys, 1-4 years of age, 5-8 years of age, 9-12 years of age and 13-15 years of age; and girls, 1-4 years of age, 5-8 years of age, 9-12 years of age and 13-15 years of age.
Trophies will be awarded at the conclusion of the fishing rodeo, most likely at 11:15 a.m.
Hot dog, donated by Kunzlers, and soda, donated by various sponsors, will be provided at the event. Also, Brower said that for the first time ever, there will also be a bake sale.
“This is a kids fishing rodeo,” said Brower. “Adults can assist the children, but we don’t want them hooking the fish or realing them in.”
There is no registration for the event. Brower said kids that are interested can just show up, throw in their line and hope for a lunker.