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Fishing Derby Program

Arkansas Fishing Derby 2023

Sponsor a Derby

Annual derby requests must be submitted by Dec.15

Derby Reporting Form

Must be submitted within 30 days after the derby.

The Fishing Derby Program provides a positive fishing experience for beginners of all ages. The AGFC co-sponsors these events with organizations such as civic clubs, municipalities, other government agencies, churches, schools and nursing homes. Sponsors recruit volunteers and provide a public derby site. The Commission stocks the site with fish and provides technical guidance for the event. For advice on how to host a successful family-friendly event, and additional derby requirements click on the Derby Application Packet link below.

Catfish derbies are held between March 15-October 31.

Fishing Education Program

Phone: 501-255-3687


23 Joe Hogan Lane, Lonoke, AR 72086