Kids Fishing Day Set for Saturday June 10 at Cubihatcha Center

If local families are looking for an opportunity to fish and spend time together in the outdoors, they need to look no further than the Cubihatcha Kids Fishing Day at the Henry County Water Authority’s (HCWA) Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center and adjacent Long Branch Reservoir in Locust Grove.

On Saturday June 10, the Water Authority and its Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center, along with the non-profit Henry County Outdoor Education Partnership, will be hosting the second annual Cubihatcha Kids Fishing Day for children and youth ranging in ages from 3 to 17. Kids are invited to compete for the biggest catch of the day and other prizes, while enjoying a day of fishing with their families and friends.

According to Authority officials, the goal of the Cubihatcha Kids Fishing Day is to engage children and youth in outdoor recreation and education, while encouraging physical wellness, building social skills, and providing emotional benefits of fellowship in the outdoors.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the event prior to June 10, with registration forms and waivers available here.

Fishing at the tournament will commence at 7:00 a.m. and conclude with the weigh-in at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch, music, and prizes. Admission to the Cubihatcha Kids Fishing Day is free, thanks to the generosity of the event hosts and sponsors.

The second annual Cubihatcha Kids Fishing Day is being held on one of the few select days during the year when the Georgia Department of Natural Resources allows fishing on Georgia waters without a permit, to promote the support of fishing and to encourage outdoor recreation for local families. 

The HCWA Cubihatcha Center staff will stock the Long Branch Reservoir prior to the event, where kids will have an opportunity to catch a variety of fish, including bass, bream, catfish, and crappie. The Cubihatcha Center staff also will have a mobile fishing pond on hand, with education and instruction for beginners to get an up-close experience with fish. Kids and their adult guests should bring their own lawn chairs, bait, and tackle, as fishing will be limited to the banks of the reservoir, including a designated fishing area.

The HCWA Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center is the focal point of the Authority’s public education and public outreach programming. The nature preserve of nearly 1,000 acres of protected green space opened in 1999, and the facility features walking trails, outdoor classrooms, the HCWA Reservoir and Land Management Office, as well as other amenities.

For more information on the Cubihatcha Kids Fishing Day, contact the Cubihatcha Center staff by phone at 678-583-3930 or by email at 



Media Contact:     Chris Wood, Ph.D.

                                    P: 770-757-1681

                                    E: or