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Seniors’ fishing derby returns to Maumelle

BY Randy Zellers

ON 09-07-2022


Sept. 7, 2022

Randy Zellers

Assistant Chief of Communications

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. 9.

This free fishing derby is a great way for older anglers to mingle and enjoy spinning a fish tale or two. Music, food and door prizes will be provided, thanks to local businesses in Maumelle.

Maurice Jackson, Family and Community Fishing Program Coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is excited to kick off the beginning of fall fish stockings with the seniors’ event, and says many FCFP ponds will be stocked within the next few weeks as the weather begins to cool.

“We don’t stock our ponds throughout summer because the heat stresses the fish too much and anglers don’t fish as often when it’s too hot,” Jackson said. “The seniors’ event is a great way to kick off the fall stocking season, and many of these older anglers really enjoy getting out there in the morning to catch a fish and bring home a healthy meal.”

Fishing licenses and registration are required for all anglers participating in the event. Call 501-851-4344 or email to register.

Visit for more information on the AGFC’s award-winning Family and Community Fishing Program.

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