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      Annual AYA Children??s Fishing Tournament

      The Angler & Young Angler Children??s Fishing Tournament is back in Escanaba for the seventh year. It is one of only 19 events taking part across America and Canada.

      The event kicks off this Saturday, behind the Band Shell in Ludington Park.

      Teams of two young anglers and one adult angler compete in the day long tournament. It is followed by a weigh-in, prizes and a BBQ. Every child walks away with a prize, and the first place team wins a 12?? Lund boat, motor and trailer.

      ??This gives kids a chance to fish in a competitive atmosphere,?? said director of AYA, Jerry Plourde. ??At the same time they??re having fun with their friends, their family. A lot of high fives in the boat. So, it really gives kids something a lot of fun to do.??

      Last chance registration begins Saturday at 6 a.m. behind the band shell.