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Event Category: National Fishing and Boating Week
Date of Event: June 01, 2013 (Saturday)
Time of Event: 9am-3pmCST
Event Site: Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
Event Description: What began as a small event in 1986 has now blossomed into one of the largest events of its kind in the country! This year’s 27th Annual Catch A Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st, 2013 and will take place at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Designed as a way to get kids outdoors and connected to fishing, this event provides an opportunity for families to have fun with a rod and reel! Last year’s event included approximately 1,350 participating children! Support and planning for the event came about through generous donations of more than a hundred volunteers and over one hundred sponsors. The event offers fishing, prizes, trophies, food, and much more at no charge! Fishing assistance is available, and all participants need to bring their own rods and tackle. The event begins at 9 a.m. CST with the following schedule per age group with registration beginning at 8 a.m. CST. Ages 1 through 4 will fish at the Kiddie Pool area while all other age groups will fish at the hatchery creek. This program is held annually on the first Saturday in June as part of National Fishing and Boating Week. This is also typically free fishing weekend in Kentucky. The derby is hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. If you would like to make a donation or volunteer to help with the derby, please feel free to contact the Hatchery at 270-343-3797. For more information on the derby, including fishing times, please visit the event Website: www.catcharainbow.org
Geographic Region: US - Southeast
State/Province: Kentucky
Contact Information: Contact the Hatchery at 270-343-3797 or Project Leader, James Gray via email at james_gray@fws.gov
Event URL: www.catcharainbow.org


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