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Free Kids Fishing Derby Saturday At West Boggs Park
Updated May 31, 2017 6:25 AM | Filed under: Event
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(WEST BOGGS) - Grab your rods and reels and head to West Boggs Park on Saturday to participate in a free Kids Fishing Derby.

Event will be held on a DNR Free Fishing Day, so no license is required for all Indiana residents.

The derby will be divided into three age groups: 2-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Prizes will be awarded to children in each division for the largest fish, the most fish, and the smallest fish.

Free lunch will be provided to all Fishing Derby participants.

Boat rides from the local conservation officer will be available for all children at 9 a.m.

Don't have a child fishing or looking for something to do while your child is fishing? You're in luck! A Fish Fillet Workshop will be held at the Activity Center at 10 a.m.

Fish Fillet Workshop Details:

  • Preregistration Required (maximum of 20 people)
  • Minimum age of 11 years old
  • Parent approval required for those aged 11-17 years old
  • Workshop will run approxiamtely 1.5-2 hours
  • Two part presentation (PowerPoint then hands-on activity)
  • All supplies included, even fish!

Schedule of events for Saturday, June 3rd Fishing Derby:

  • 9 a.m.- Onsite Registration
  • 9 a.m.- Boat Rides for children
  • 10 a.m.- Kid's Fishing Derby begins
  • 10 a.m.- Fish Fillet Workshop
  • 11 a.m.- Fish Weigh-In
  • 11:15 a.m.- Awards
  • Noon - Lunch provided to participants

A huge Thank You to Bass Pro Shops for supporting this year's Kid's Fishing Derby at West Boggs Park.

Pre-registration preferred by emailing, or call (812) 295-3421, or stop by the park to register.

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