Archery, fishing programs coming to Henry’s Nash Farm

Archery, fishing programs coming to Nash Farm Lake in Henry County. (PHOTO: HENRY COUNTY COMMISSION)
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Archery, fishing programs coming to Nash Farm Lake in Henry County. (PHOTO: HENRY COUNTY COMMISSION)

Henry County is planning to launch archery and fishing programs at Nash Farm in an effort to boost activity options for the community.

The county said it has worked with The Bridge Solution Agriculture, Athletics and Education “to develop a community engagement program centered on the lake.” Those programs will include fishing and archery classes initially, but will later broaden to tournaments, clinics and family activities.

“Our goal is to provide different activities that bring family and community together,” said Adrian Harmon, a co-founder of Bridge. “People want opportunities outside of traditional sports. They want unique activities that challenge them mentally and physically.”

One of the first activities will take place at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 6. when the Department of Natural Resources “shocks” the lake. “Shocking” happens when small electrodes send a mild electrical current into the lake, forcing fish to float to the surface, the county said.

The department is “shocking” the lake to determine the local fish population before stocking the lake. “Shocking” is safe and fish typically recover within two minutes after the event, the county said.

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