Children's fishing event set for Saturday

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - Get hooked on fishing not drugs  - WTOC's Capt. Johnny Cole shared that message with kids in his weekly fishing report.

A weekend event can help get children started fishing at an early age.

It's the annual Kids Fishing and Coastal Water Safety event at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is teaming up with Safe Kids for Free Fishing for the event. Each child ages 5 to 12 gets a free rod, reel and tackle box and free lunch.

Participants can pre-register or show up at the pier in the morning.

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