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Jim Hinkle Fishing Derby set for June 9

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host a "Kid's Fishing Derby" for youngsters 12 years old and younger at the Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery on Saturday, 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. The youngsters will be fishing for rainbow trout in the hatchery's stocked ponds.

Anglers must bring their own bait and tackle. Adult supervision is required.

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 may not fish.

Come out for a day of family fun. For more information, contact the hatchery toll free at 877-625-7521.

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