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Thursday, July 17, 2014

29th Annual Fishing Derby Set for July 17

WHO: City of Little Rock Parks & Recreation Department and Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

WHAT: More than 1,000 central Arkansas children and their families are expected to participate on the Fishing Derby.

MacArthur Park
601 East 9th Street
Little Rock, Ark. 72201

WHEN: Thursday, July 17 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 17, 2014) -- The City of Little Rock Parks & Recreation is hosting its 29th Annual Fishing Derby on Thursday, July 17 at MacArthur Park.

The Derby, which is also sponsored by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, is open to children ages 6-15 and will take place from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. More than 1,000 children from central Arkansas are expected to participate.

There will be no rods and reels allowed during the derby. The public is encouraged to bring its own equipment and bait, as only a limited number of cane poles will be available.

The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission 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 Parks & Recreation, Arkansas Game & Fish 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.

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