Get Out Your Tacklebox and Fish for Free!

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HARRISONBURG,Va. (WHSV)-- This weekend gives families that opportunity to get hooked, on fishing that is.

"It's so awesome to watch little kids when they catch that first fish and they get all excited," said Dubby Car, owner of Dubby's Fishing and Hunting.

Families locally enjoyed fishing at Lake Shenandoah in Rockingham County.

Dubby Carr, who owns a local fishing and hunting shop, said people still need licenses to fish in waters stocked with trout. He recommends that some use flotation devices, especially near high waters.

"Some of the rivers have been up a little bit because of the high water, that water gets swift and you can get yourself in trouble if you're not careful," said Carr.

June 8 is the end of the free fishing weekend sponsored by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

If you're interested in fishing with your family, also check out the 2014 Fishing Rodeo. This year's rodeo will be held on June 14 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The rodeo is for ages two through 16, and awards will be given for the smallest fish, most inches of fish caught, and other categories as well. Check out the sidebar of this story for a link to more information about the rodeo.


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