Anglers to cast their nets at Duncan show
DUNCAN — At the north and south end of the Duncan city limits this weekend, the focus will be on fish and the art of angling.
On Friday, the 13th Duncan Fishing and Tackle Show will begin a two-day run at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center, with folks of all ages getting an opportunity to examine — and possibly purchase — what’s new in the world of fishing equipment.
On Saturday, a few miles northeast of the SCF&EC, young boys and girls and their parents and guardians will participate in the second Cops & Bobbers Kids Fishing Tournament at Lake Humphrey.
Duncan Lake Officer Chisholm Hale came up with the idea of getting several law enforcement agencies to host the Cops & Bobbers tourney that has a three-fold mission.
“The Duncan Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Wildlife Department and other agencies are hosting (the event). It’s a chance to have some family-oriented fun, to learn to enjoy the sport of fishing, and to interact sport of fishing, and to interact with law enforcement,” said Hale.
An eight-year member of the Duncan Police Department, who became Lake Officer over three years ago, Hale noted, “Based on the 200 hot dogs we cooked last year, we had somewhere between 100 and 150 kids and their parents who participated.
“In addition to the kids getting to know law enforcement personnel, the tourney gets them out of the house and stop playing videos games, and spend some quality time with their parents.
“It’s a free fishing day, so there is no entry fee, and there are no fishing licenses or permits necessary.”