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Canceled hatchery fishing derbies result in bonus catfish stockings throughout Arkansas

June 4, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Precautions to limit the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 have forced the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to cancel the annual fishing derbies held at its five fish hatcheries in June, but anglers throughout the state will still be able to enjoy some quality time chasing catfish. AGFC hatcheries are delivering thousands of pounds of catchable-sized catfish to small, publicly accessible ponds throughout Arkansas to prepare for Free Fishing Weekend, June 12-14.

Lake Bentonville gets a major makeover with Osage Park plans

April 1, 2020

BENTONVILLE – Anglers and paddlers residing in or visiting Northwest Arkansas will soon find a much larger Lake Bentonville.

Final winter trout stockings, last chance to hook a prize

Feb. 12, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program will conclude its final trout stockings for the 2019-20 winter stocking season this week at ponds throughout Arkansas. This is the last chance to hook into a specially tagged prize-winning rainbow trout before the water warms too much to support these cold-water fish.

Drop a Line on Trout Day in Arkansas

Jan. 29, 2020

LITTLE ROCK — Now’s the time to grab your fishing gear and take advantage of trout fishing in Arkansas.

Five locations added to Family and Community Fishing Program

Dec. 11, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission stocks hundreds of thousands of pounds of trout and catfish in small ponds throughout the state each year to offer anglers an opportunity to enjoy a day fishing from the bank without driving long distances to wet a line. The following ponds have been added to this growing list of locations and will begin to receive stockings of trout this week:

Trout stockings return to community ponds for Thanksgiving

Nov. 20, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Looking for a great way to relax outdoors with the family after the turkey and dressing are finished off? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program is releasing hundreds of rainbow trout in program ponds throughout the state, ready for anglers to come catch some memories.

Seniors’ fishing derby returns to Maumelle

Aug. 28, 2019

MAUMELLE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program welcomes all anglers 50 years and older to Lake Valencia for the largest senior citizen community fishing event in Arkansas, 9 a.m. until noon, Sept. 6.