Get Ready for the Ashburn Patch Youth Fishing Photo Contest
Prepare your cameras for a June 4 event that will be fun for the whole family.
Kids love fishing, and it's pretty clear why. No other activity combines quality time with mom and dad with worms, frogs, slimy fish and mud. For kids and adults alike, such a combination is almost guaranteed to create lasting memories and moments of genuine hilarity.
To celebrate all of the things that make fishing with kids awesome and smelly, Ashburn Patch is throwing the first ever Ashburn Kids Fishing Photo contest on Saturday, June 4.
The contest is simple. All kids12 and under are eligible. On June 4, take a kid fishing on any lake or pond in Ashburn and start snapping photos. Then, post your best photo to ashburn.patch.com, and we'll select winners from all of the entries and award prizes. The photos don't even need to have fish in them, just shots of the kids having a great time fishing in Ashburn.
Like any good infomercial, there's more! Ashburn Patch will join up with the Brambleton Community Association to host a kids fishing celebration at the Brambleton Community Center on the morning of June 4th from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Come on by to pick up free fishing educational materials – such as coloring books, posters and certificates of participation – from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, meet some of the Ashburn Patch editors and writers, as well as some of our sponsors and special guests (to be announced, stay tuned). Brambleton residents can make the quick walk from the community center to one of the nearby ponds to get their fishing on.
Don't have a fishing license? No problem. The contest coincides with Virginia's "Free Fishing Days," so no license is required. Don't know how to fish? Volunteers will be available at the Brambleton Community Center to help show you the ropes.
Ashburn Patch is sponsoring this event as a "catch and release" contest. Participants are encouraged to take a photo of any fish caught and release them back to the water. There's absolutely nothing wrong with a fish dinner, but due to the small size of many of the ponds in Ashburn, this contest will focus on creating memories, not a meal.
All participants are reminded to check local rules and regulations before fishing in any body of water. Stay tuned to Ashburn Patch for additional details about the fishing contest and the celebration at the Brambleton Community Center.