The Arkansas Game Fish Commission's Spring River State Fish Hatchery held its annual Kids Fishing Derby June 7. This year's fishing derby had a total of 612 children age 12 and under participating. The derby was divided into two divisions for the boys and girls catching the biggest trout. The winners were all awarded with rod and reel combos donated by various derby sponsors.
The results for the boys were as follows:1. Zack Steed, Thayer, 6.65 pounds2. Adam Styles, Benton, Ark., 6.62 pounds3. George Prerez, Memphis, Tenn., 6.56 pounds4. Nolan Stillwell, Cabool, Mo., 4.72 poundsThe results for the girls were as follows:1. Kelsey Armstrong, Mammoth Spring, 4.22 pounds2. Taylor Shelton, Maulden, Mo., 4.15 pounds3. Jasmine Johnson, Mammoth Spring, 4.13 pounds4. Ali Hoovers, West Plains, Mo., 3.97 poundsThe Spring River Sportsman's Club and the Borderline Bass Club donated their time and provided assistance at the derby.