Photo Credit: USFWS
Photo caption: Past participants David Hild, along with his son James and friend Jadon Midgett, enjoyed a beautiful morning at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Fishing and Crabbing Rodeo.
Caption: Come join your friends and neighbors at one of the most looked forward to events for families on the Outer Banks on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.
The Rodeo is a great way to introduce a child, relative, or friend to the fun activity of crabbing. This is the only day that North Pond, directly behind the Pea Island Refuge Visitor Center, is open to the public for crabbing and fishing. Participants may drive around the service road to a specified end point, making this a great way for anyone to have access to the North Pond.
"Though one of the focuses for this day is family fun in the great outdoors, the extra access allowed at North Pond on Saturday is strictly for fishing and crabbing. The pond will continue to be closed to paddling and other activities. We hope folks will come out and enjoy a morning of outdoor recreation on one of the prettiest national wildlife refuges in the whole system,” mentioned Cindy Heffley, Visitor Services Specialist. "We invite all participants to bring crab nets, fishing lines, rods, bait, tackle, and whatever else they think will help them have a memorable day. Everyone will receive a flyer with crabbing regulations and must abide by these regulations." The event ends promptly at noon.
Persons needing further information are invited to call the Cindy Heffley, Visitor Services Specialist, at 252-475-4180 for more information.