Fish Hatchery

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fish cookout scheduled at hatchery Thursday

There is a fish cookoff scheduled at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and Visitor Education Center at Enid Lake Thursday, May 20 at 6 p.m. It will showcase dishes created using local freshwater fish.

Prizes will be awarded for dishes featuring catfish, local freshwater fish, or any species raised by the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery. NMFH fish include walleye, paddlefish, grass carp, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, redear, and catfish.

Along with the opportunity to taste the dishes entered, guests will enjoy a catfish dinner of world-renowned Mississippi farm raised catfish compliments of The Catfish Institute.

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Entertainment will be provided by “The Dulcimer Sisters” and following the awards presentation, guests can tour the hatchery and visit on-site informational booths hosted by the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, the Museum of Natural Science, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Enid Lake Field Office, North Mississippi Land Bank, Catch a Dream, Helena Chemical, Mississippi State Alumni Association and the Jamie L. Whitten Plant Material Center.

This event is being jointly sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, the Mississippi State Extension Service Yalobusha County, and the Yalobusha County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Tickets are $2.00 in advance or $3.00 at the door and may be purchased at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery at Enid Lake, the Yalobusha County Extension Service office in Coffeeville, the Yalobusha Soil and Water Conservation District office in Coffeeville and the North Mississippi Herald in Water Valley.

For additional information about the contest contact the NMFH at 563-8068, the Yalobusha County Extension at 662-675-2730, or the Yalobusha County SWCD at 662-675-8000.