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Coronavirus slows Arkansas fish hatcheries, halts 2020 striped bass project

April 22, 2020

HOT SPRINGS — Just as Arkansans have been able to enjoy most outdoor activities during the current coronavirus emergency, most conservation professionals have been able to perform their job duties with some creative thinking and modifications to their routine. Workers at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s five fish hatcheries, however, have not been as fortunate.

Fort Smith nature center hosting couples trout-fishing derby

Feb. 6, 2019

FORT SMITH - The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center will be hosting a free, couples-only fishing derby from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9.

Big Catch kicks off Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week Sept. 15

Sept. 5, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - September 15 through 22 is Arkansas Hunting and Fishing Week, and there’s no better way to kick off the week-long celebration of the outdoors than one of the largest fishing events of the year at MacArthur Park in Little Rock. 

Youth Fishing Derby Slated During Forrest Wood Cup

Aug. 1, 2018

HOT SPRINGS - Youths are invited to a special derby in conjuction with the Forrest Wood Cup at Hot Springs Family Park at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11. The event is open to anyone 18 and under and any Special Olympics participants of any age.

Maumelle community plays host to senior fishing event, clinic

May 2, 2018

MAUMELLE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program welcomes all anglers 50 years and older to Lake Valencia in Maumelle Friday, May 4, for the largest senior community fishing event in the state. The event will run from 9 a.m. until noon and is free. No registration is required.

Fishing and fun in central Arkansas this weekend

March 28, 2018

PINE BLUFF – Join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Family and Community Fishing Program for a day filled with outdoor excitement for all ages at Martin Luther King Jr. Park from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. this Saturday.

'Big Catch' coming to MacArthur Park

Sept. 6, 2017

Regarded as the largest community fishing event in Arkansas, “The Big Catch” returns to Little Rock's MacArthur Park on Saturday, Sept. 16.