The City of Little Rock Parks & Recreation will be hosting the 29th Annual Fishing Derby on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at MacArthur Park.
The Derby, which is also sponsored by
the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, is open to children ages six (6) - fifteen (15)
and will take place from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM. More than 1,000
children from Central Arkansas are expected to participate.
The public is encouraged to bring its own equipment
and bait, as only a limited number of cane poles will be available. There will be no rods and reels allowed
during the derby.
The Arkansas Game & Fish
Commission, which will be stocking the pond, will tag a limited number
of “prize fish”. Any child who catches a “tagged” fish will be eligible
to win one of the prizes provided by Little Rock Parks & Recreation, Arkansas
Game & Fish Commission and Bass Pro Shops. The first boy and girl to catch a
“prize fish” will each win a bike, donated by Academy Sports+Outdoors.
For more information, please contact Mike Garrity, Assistant Recreation Supervisor, at (501) 371-6858.