Family Fishing Derby At The Watershed Sanctuary

CAVE SPRINGS, Ark. (June 1, 2015) – The Illinois River Watershed Partnership is hosting a free Family Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 6, with fun activities for all ages at the Watershed Sanctuary in Cave Springs.

The Family Fishing Derby will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Watershed Sanctuary, 221 S. Main St., followed by a raffle supporting a local family and a film festival from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Watershed Learning Center.

Partners Lake will be stocked with catchable catfish for the fishing derby with prizes in three categories: a kids derby (for ages 10 and under) from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., a junior derby from 11 a.m. to noon, and an adult derby from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Other activities include kayak and canoe demos, fly-casting lessons by Trout Unlimited, hiking, food, archery lessons, and more!

The raffle drawing will be at 4 p.m., with prizes that include tickets to Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo., tickets to the Branson Showboat, and a one-week stay at a Branson timeshare.

Afterward, settle in at the Watershed Learning Center for the film festival showing of “Hank Patterson’s Reel Montana Adventure,” a comedy retracing the steps of author Norman Maclean’s fly-fishing movie, “A River Runs Through It.” Tickets for the showing are available at McLellan’s Fly Shop in Fayetteville.

For more information, contact the Illinois River Watershed Partnership at (479) 238-4671 or, or visit

The Illinois River Watershed Partnership is a not-for-profit organization, working to protect the Illinois River and its tributaries in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The focus is on improving the integrity of the Illinois River through public education and community outreach, water-quality monitoring, and the implementation of conservation and restoration practices in the watershed. For more information, or to become a sponsor, click here.

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