Get ready to fish!

Fishing Derby 2017

Get ready to cast a line and catch some catfish at the Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery’s annual Open House and Kids Fishing Derby Staurday, June 3 from 8 am – noon.

“The Fish Hatchery enjoys providing an opportunity for kids to reconnect with nature,” said Hatchery Manager Grant Webber. “The kids love to catch fish and have fun.”
The event is free and open to the public. Kids ages 2-15 can fish for catfish in two stocked ponds. Adults must accompany children. Activities include archery game, casting contest, face painting, rides on the “Victory Train,” a visit from the Caddo Parish Bird Man and CCA and Alexandria Zoo booths. Lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. – noon courtesy of the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center. This event is made possible by the Friends in Support of the Hatchery Group (F.I.S.H.).

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