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North East Texas Anglers holds 'Kids Free' fishing tournament at Pat Mayse Lake

A free fishing tournament for kids 16 and under was held from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday (May 10) at Pat Mayse Lake. Registration began about 6 a.m. today at “C” Loop Sanders Cove.

“The event has grown to well over 300 kids each year. We provide trophies, plaques for all age groups in both boys and girls,” said Chris Vickers of Paris, who fishes with the sponsoring organization, the North East Texas Anglers. Plaques were awarded for each age group, both boys and girls, and each entrant received a free Zebco rod and reel.

“This is our 10th year in doing this event,” Vickers added. 

Wade Evans, youth director for the North East Texas Anglers, started the event “with just an idea to get the kids involved in the outdoors,” Vickers said.

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