Area children are invited to the Kids Fishing Derby scheduled for Saturday morning at Quarry Park below the Norfork Dam. The annual event, which is sponsored by the Norfork National Fish Hatchery, the Friends of the Norfork National Fish Hatchery and U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, is free and open to all children under 15 years of age. Children participating in the Fishing Derby must supply their own fishing gear and be accompanied by an adult. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with fishing to begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon. Children will be divided into three age groups with trophies awarded in each age group. There will be prizes for all children in attendance and hot dogs and lemonade will be served.
Prior to the beginning of the Fishing Derby, employees from the Norfork National Fish Hatchery will stock trout into the river, including some of the trophy trout from the hatchery raceway.
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