What began as a small event in 1986 has now blossomed into one of the largest events of it’s kind in the entire country, and as in past years, volunteers and staff are excitedly gearing up for the 24th Annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, June 5th, 2010, and as in past years, the location will be at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.
Designed as a fun-filled way to get kids outdoors and connected to fishing, the derby is a great family event, and through generous community support, every participant is also treated to great prizes, food, fun and much, much more! If you would like to make a donation or volunteer to help with the derby please give us a call.
The event begins at 9 a.m. CST with the following schedule per age group with registration beginning at 8 a.m. CST. Ages 1 through 4 will fish at the Kiddie Pool area while all other age groups will fish at the hatchery creek.
Ages 1 – 4: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST
Ages 5 – 6: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. CST
Ages 7 – 8: 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. CST
Ages 9 – 10: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST
Ages 11 – 12: 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. CST
Ages 13 – 15: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. CST
Fishing assistance is available, and all participants need to bring their own tackle.
The derby is hosted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and the Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc.
For more information on the derby, including fishing times, please visit the event website: www.catcharainbow.org. You can also contact Amanda Patrick, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist, at 270-343-3797 or via email: Amanda_Patrick@fws.gov