Families line the ponds at Hatchery’s Kids Fishing Derby

By Corey Poole

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Over 300 people cast their lines at the Kid’s Fishing Derby at the Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery June 4. Youth ages 3-15 fished for catfish in two of the Hatchery’s stocked ponds. Other activities included a Flip, Pitch and Cast contest, an inflatable jumper, face painting, a train ride and more. The Natchitoches Regional Medical Center cooked up a burger lunch for all the participants. The Natchitoches Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association gave a tackle box to every child that registered to fish, along with a free CCA membership.