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Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo was a catch

8-year-old Brandon Hall knows what’s for dinner. Brandon and his sister caught four fish at this year’s annual Youth Fishing Rodeo. (Source: WSFA 12 News) 8-year-old Brandon Hall knows what’s for dinner. Brandon and his sister caught four fish at this year’s annual Youth Fishing Rodeo. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, AL (WSFA) -

Sheriff Derrick Cunningham and the staff of the Montgomery County Sheriff's office hosted their annual Youth Fishing Rodeo Saturday morning.

Children 13 and younger were invited to grab their rods and reel in some fish. Officials said the event gives kids the opportunity to try fishing and enjoy the beautiful outdoors Alabama has to offer.

"Sheriff Cunningham and the entire staff at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office understand the importance of getting our youth outdoors and learning new techniques and skills, and on this father's day weekend it was just a great opportunity for all these children to come out and spend time with their families and catch a lot of fish," said Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Capt. Wesley Richerson.

Officials believe nearly 500 people came out to this year's Youth Fishing Rodeo and they said the event gave kids a chance to get outdoors and learn about fishing.

"Anytime we can involve our youth in something, and keep them occupied, and teach them new things and enjoy the great outdoors, it's a great opportunity for our staff to interact with the children and show them other opportunities," Richerson said.

Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean said events like the rodeo keep kids out of trouble.

“It does keep them out of trouble. That’s one thing that the sheriff is continually doing is making sure that he put in programs and activities that help keep the kids out of trouble," said Dean.

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