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Weldon Springs State Park Kid's Fishing Derby

8:00 a.m.
Registration will begin at 8:30 AM at the concession area.  The derby will run from 9 AM to 11 AM.  Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for number of fish caught from the bank in three age divisions: 6 and under, 7-8-9, and 10-11-12.  There is no registration fee.    No experience is needed and volunteers will be on hand to assist participants.  In the case of heavy rain or lightning, the event will be cancelled.  This event takes place during Illinois' Free Fishing Days - Free Fishing Days is an opportunity for those who want to give fishing a try, or those who haven’t fished for awhile, to experience the fun of one of our most popular forms of outdoor recreation.  Young people and adults alike can discover the joys of fishing and develop an appreciation for our lakes, rivers and streams and the wildlife in and around them.  Illinois and non-resident anglers can fish without purchasing annual fishing licenses, salmon stamps or inland trout stamps during the four-day Free Fishing Days promotion June 15-18, 2018.
For more information: 
Event Type: 
Fishing; Youth Event
DNR Region(s): 
DNR Park: 
Weldon Springs
4734 Weldon Springs Rd.
City, State ZIP: 
Clinton IL 61727
Contact person/email: 
217-935-2644 /  
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