Representatives of the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department will host the tenth annual “Kid’s Trout Fishing Derby 2013,” tentatively set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.
This trout-fishing outing is for kids ages 16 and younger. The program’s goal is to release catchable-sized rainbow trout in Keneteso Park Pond. The youth in Gainesville and the surrounding cities will get a chance to experience hands-on fishing.
Members of the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department will have Keneteso Park Pond stocked with more than 2,700 trout to increase the odds of a memorable fishing experience. This event is absolutely free to the young 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 bait (canned corn, marshmallows and brightly-colored items were successful last year) and bring a parent or grandparent to assist if needed.
Prizes will be awarded all day. Contests during the event are set to include, but are not limited to, Longest Cast and Most Accurate Cast.
During the day of the event, participants are welcome to simply show up, register for prizes, sign a waiver and start fishing. Throughout the day, there will be random drawings for prizes. The event’s “Longest Fish” contest is set to take place at 1:30 p.m.