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Posted on: December 27, 2012

[ARCHIVED] 10th Annual Kids Trout Fishing Derby

The Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 10th annual “Kid’s Trout Fishing Derby 2013.”
The Trout fishing outing is for the youth, ages 16 and under. The target date will be Saturday January 12, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The program goal is to release catchable size rainbow trout in Keneteso Park Pond. The youth in Gainesville and the surrounding cities will have chance to experience hands on fishing.
The Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department will have Keneteso Park Pond stocked with over 2,700 trout to increase the odds of a memorable fishing experience. This event is absolutely free to youth participants. As a reminder there is a catch limit of five trout per person.

The kids will need to furnish their own fishing pole and bate (caned corn, marshmallows, or bright colors was successful last year), bring your parents or grandparent to assist if needed.

Prizes will be awarded all day. Contests that will take place in these categories will include but are not limited to, longest cast, most accurate cast.

The day of the event just show up register for prizes, sign waiver and start fishing. Throughout the day there will be random drawings for prizes. Final contest “longest fish” will take place at 1:30 p.m.
So come on out and enjoy beautiful Keneteso Park of Gainesville Texas.

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