The annual FREE Kids Fishing Derby, sponsored by the North Missouri Sportsman’s Alliance (NMSA) and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), will be June 3rd from 9:00 am to Noon. Registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m, at the pond on the west side of the Baptist Home in Chillicothe.
NMSA President Steve Shoot says “Every youngster 15 years of age and under will receive a free fishing lure when they register”.
When the tournament end at 12 noon, Shoot said the organizations will have a drawing for over $1,000 in fishing gear. The child must be present to win and must be registered.
Shoot says this is a non-competitive event, and only the kids will be allowed to fish. Adults will be allowed to help kids cast and provide minimal assistance when a fish is being brought to shore.”
The MDC will be providing fishing tackle and live bait for those kids without tackle.