Each pond will be stocked with catchable-size fish before the fishing derby begins.
Bring fishing tackle and bait.
Also recommended: something to sit on, cameras, refreshments, sunscreen and hats. There is no charge for fishing derbies.
Alcoholic beverages are not allowed.
Kids' Fishing Derbies will be held at the following Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fish hatcheries:
Joe Hogan State Fish Hatchery
Berry Beavers, Hatchery Manager
Lonoke (877) 676-6963
Charlie Craig State Fish Hatchery
Tommy Laird, Hatchery Manager
Centerton (877) 795-2470
Andrew Hulsey State Fish Hatchery
Don Brader, Hatchery Manager
Hot Springs (877) 525-8606
William Donham State Fish Hatchery
Jeff Newman, Hatchery Manager
Corning (877) 857-3876
Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery
Melissa Jones, Hatchery Manager
Mammoth Spring (877) 625-7521
For kids 12 and younger
Limit of three fish per child
One rod or pole per child