Fishing & Boating News

Young Anglers To Receive Free Fishing Tips Booklet

New guide book to be handed out at Wal-Mart Kids All-American Fishing Derbies

by: Gordon Holland, Hooked on Fishing International

(Mar. 15, 2004 - KETCHUM, OK.) Nestle Waters North America has published World's Greatest Fishing Tips for Kids, a waterproof booklet that is perfectly sized for young anglers‚ tackle boxes. All kids 6 to 16 participating in a Wal-Mart Kids All-American Fishing Derby -- an estimated 300,000 this year -- will receive the guide free of charge. There will be an estimated 1,800 sanctioned events taking place in communities across the country in 2004. The eight-page guide contains cleverly written and illustrated fishing tips that kids can learn from as well as enjoy reading. World's Greatest Fishing Tips for Kids features Sebastian T. Bobber, the "Official Spokesbobber of Youth Fishing" and the mascot of the Wal-Mart Kids All-American Fishing Derby program. Tips included in the guide cover such topics as casting, bait selection, knots and water safety. On each page, the reader will also learn entertaining factoids about bottled water. The booklet grew out of Nestle Waters North America's sponsorship of the Wal-Mart Kids All-American Fishing Derby program. "We wanted to actively participate in the program by offering the kids something they could really use," said Chris Roehl, Wal-Mart Team Leader for Nestle Waters. "This piece also provides a great vehicle to reinforce the importance and benefits of daily water consumption." In addition to being handed out at the on-water youth fishing events, the tips are also available on Sebastian T. Bobber's web sitelet, Sebastian's Corner, located at "A million thanks go to our partners at Nestle Waters for the vision and support to produce the greatest tips ever for young, beginning anglers," said Daniel Johnson of Hooked on Fishing International, the organization that produces the hugely-successful derby program, now in its eighteenth year. Nestle Waters North America, which markets the natural spring water brands of Arrowhead, Deer Park, Ice Mountain, Nestle Pure Life, Ozarka, Poland Spring and Zephyrhills, is just one of a group of mainstream companies which supports the youth fishing program. Joining Nestle Waters and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the title sponsor of the Kids All-American Fishing Derby, are BAND-AID® BRAND ADHESIVE BANDAGES, Bar-S Foods Co., Berkley PowerBait, Berkley Trilene, DMF Bait Co., Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum, Eagle Claw, Edy's Grand Ice Cream, EverStart Batteries,, Fujifilm, Kraft Foods, Laker Fishing Tackle, PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer from GOJO Industries, Repel Insect Repellent from Spectrum Brands and Zebco. [b]A FISHING TIP FOR KIDS FROM SEBASTIAN T. BOBBER[/b] If you are going fishing, you should know how to swim. It could save your life. By the way, I've got some new fishing tips for you. When you get a minute, come visit me at Sebastian's Corner at