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May 17, 2023

Jim Harris Managing Editor Arkansas Wildlife Magazine

JONESBORO — Families in northeast Arkansas need to pencil in Saturday, May 20, for a big day around the Arkansas State University Pond. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program is bringing its road show to town and everyone is invited for Family Fun Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Youth under 16 are encouraged to come out and try their hand at fishing for freshly stocked channel catfish, and the rest of the family is welcome to cast a line, too. Anglers 16 and older must have a valid AGFC fishing license. Anglers should bring their own fishing tackle, a comfortable chair and a cooler to bring home their catch.

fishing derby Angling isn’t the only thing on the menu for the event. Other outdoor activities will include BB gun shooting, archery, canoeing, fish cleaning and cooking demonstrations. Free health and wellness screenings also will be offered. Lunch will be provided while supplies last.

Registration is required. Sign up at

This event is sponsored by the AGFC, Arkansas State University, Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry, Arkansas State Parks, city of Jonesboro, Delta Population Health Institute, Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation and Ambetter of Arkansas.