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Introduce a new hunter or angler to the fold on National Hunting and Fishing Day

Sept. 23, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in its efforts to increase the number of hunters and anglers in The Natural State by pledging to take a newcomer to the woods or water this National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 26.

Family and Community tagged catfish promotion starts Sept. 15

Sept. 9, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – The coronavirus pandemic delayed the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program’s annual late spring and early summer catfish tagging promotion, but the project is getting a reprieve as fall arrives.

Catfish ‘leftovers’ mean more fishing opportunity throughout state

Sept. 2, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Here’s a reason to get excited about leftovers: The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Fisheries Division has some summer leftovers that will mean more opportunities for Arkansans to catch catfish.

Greenbrier, Beebe ponds join AGFC Family and Community Program roster

Aug. 5, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Two locations have been added to the lineup of ponds in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program, bringing the total number of ponds statewide to 49. Also, a new Geographic Information System mapping tool has been added to the AGFC’s website that will make it easy to find all 49 statewide ponds.

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.