Hundreds Of Kids To Fish In Downtown Little Rock

Jul 18, 2013

Kids line the pond in MacArthur Park.
Credit City of Little Rock Facebook page

Hundreds of children from central Arkansas are expected for Little Rock's annual fishing derby at a downtown park.

The city's Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting its 28th annual Fishing Derby on Thursday at MacArthur Park that is open to children ages 6 to 15. It will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Young anglers are only allowed to use cane poles during the derby. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is stocking the pond.

A limited number of fish will also be tagged and any child who catches a tagged fish will be eligible to win a prize. The first boy and girl to catch a prize fish will each win a bike.