A “fishing rodeo” for kids under 13 (adult companions required) will run from 8 to 11 a.m. at Ethel Waters Park, 291 Edgmont Ave. Cabela’s will give out some rods. Zitner’s will pass out candy. Competitors will bring their five fattest live fish to the Harrah’s casino at the north end of town for weighing and awards at 4 p.m.

A lot of prizes were award to the kids who nabbed a few fish

“We contacted Cabela’s 18 months ago,” said Drake Nakaishi, the city’s economic-development director. “We wanted to create opportunities to get a positive story out about Chester.”

Charles Thompson receiving a prize on one of his Chester Panther football players who had to leave early
Don’t these guys look like fishing buddies?
My old pal Todd Pride (left) has been spearheading youth fishing events for years. Sorry, I didn’t write the name of the Cabela’s gent on the right. 

Read the full preview of fishing event in Chester on Philly.com from earlier this week.