25th Annual Catfish Rodeo in Yuma

25th Annual Catfish Rodeo in Yuma

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YUMA, AZ – Four hundred pounds of catfish were added to the pond at West Wetlands in Yuma Saturday morning for kids to fish in.

Its all part of the 25th Annual Catfish Rodeo put on by the Yuma Optimist Club, the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the City of Yuma Parks and Recreation and several other organizations.

Organizers say over 100 kids participated in the event and were given the opportunity to not only catch fish but receive tips on fishing, shooting and nature.

Ramon Arias, the Optimist Club of Yuma Co-President says "It gives every kid a chance to get out of their house and do something fun ad not be stuck playing video games all day long and everybody interacts and has a good time."

 A nature fair was also part of the Catfish Rodeo. Youth and their families were given the opportunity  to try archery, learn about gun safety as well as animals that live in our desert environment.

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