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Family Fishing Event at Merritt Reservoir on July 26

LINCOLN – A family fishing event, hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and the Nebraska Walleye Association (NWA), is scheduled for July 26 at Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area.

This event, scheduled for 4-7 p.m. at Bead’s Landing, is free for all families. Park entry and fishing permits are required.

Anyone can come and learn to fish, as loaner equipment and bait will be available. Staff from Game and Parks as well as the NWA will be on hand to assist anglers.

Participants may come early and watch the weigh-ins for two fishing tournaments held that day: the state high school fishing tournament at 1:15 p.m. and an NWA tournament at 2 p.m.

Merritt Reservoir is located 28 miles south of Valentine in Cherry County. Contact Larry Pape for details at larry.pape@nebraska.gov.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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