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Kid's Fishing Derby scheduled

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a Kid's Fishing Derby for children 12 years old and younger at the commission's Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery June 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Jim Hinkle/Spring River?State Fish Hatchery is located 2.5 miles south of Mammoth Spring at the end of State Highway 342.

Children will be fishing in the hatchery's stocked ponds for rainbow trout.

Anglers must bring their own bait and tackle.

Derby rules are: free fishing for kids 12 years old and under; limit of three fish per child; no culling; only one rod and reel per child; and adults cannot fish.

Adult supervision is required.

"The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has a strong commitment to America's youth and is proud to celebrate National Fishing Week by sponsoring an unforgettable day of fishing for your children. Come out for a day of family fun," said a AGFC spokesman.

For more information contact the hatchery toll free at 877-625-7521.

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