New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Zen Mocarski, (505) 476-8013


Opportunity in Roswell for youths to catch memories of a lifetime

ROSWELL – A hook, a line and a little bait will replace computers, cell phones and television as parents and children take home memories that will last a lifetime.

Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish personnel will host Outdoor Adventure Day at the Spring River Park and Zoo children’s fishing pond. The event is free and open to youths ages 11 and younger.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and continues throughout the duration of the event. The first 100 to register will receive free t-shirts.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Game and Fish, Safari Club International, Spring River Zoo and the City of Roswell Parks and Recreation.

In addition to the fishing derby, there will be an archery contest from 9 to 10 a.m. and a pellet shooting contest from 10 to 11 a.m. Hot dogs will be served beginning at 11 a.m. while supplies last and prizes will be awarded in a number of categories, including largest and heaviest catfish.

Participants need to bring their own equipment and bait and New Mexico bag limit restrictions apply.
For more information, contact Game and Fish at (575) 624-6135 or the Spring River Zoo at (575) 624-6760.