The popular annual youth fishing rodeo at PiedmontForestryCenter near Tamassee in Oconee County will be held Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The free day of fun and fishing is for kids up to age 12. Participants should pre-register at: or by calling 803-737-8483. Participants should also bring their own fishing equipment and bait.

For more information on the rodeo, call the S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ Clemson office at 864-654-1671, extension 18.

Prizes will be awarded, and free refreshments will be offered. Adults will not be allowed to fish, only youth. Fishing will take place from 9-11:30 a.m., and refreshments will be available from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

The PiedmontForestryCenter is a former S.C. Forestry Commission forest tree nursery located in the CheoheeValley in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.