DUCK POND FISHING DERBY FOR KIDS

This event for Ages 3-15 is held in sponsorship with TWRA, Wal-Mart and other area organizations. Trophies are awarded in each age division for the largest fish and the most fish caught. Overall event winner for each category will receive a trophy as well. All participants receive a ribbon and are eligible to win door prizes including a grand prize. A waterplay area, an archery and air rifle area, and other games will also be available after weigh-in.

Ages 3-15 • Saturday, June 9, 2018 • Alcoa Duck Pond

Date

Saturday, June  9, 2018 (Rain Date: June 10   1:00-4:30 PM)

Location

Alcoa Duck Pond

Time

8:00 AM  – 1:00 PM

Registration

Pre-register on-line at www.parksrec.com or at the Parks & Rec. office through 4:00 PM Friday before the event, June 8. Registration also taken on-site the day of the event from 7:00-8:00 AM.  Everyone must check-in at the Registration Tent the morning of the event.

Cost

$7.00 pre-registration $10.00 day of the event

REGISTER ONLINE

  • This event is designed to allow children the opportunity to experience and LEARN the concepts of fishing. Adults are allowed to provide ASSISTANCE ONLY, but CANNOT "FISH" for the participant. Participants may be subject to disqualification for not abiding by the rules of the event.
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  • Even if you have pre-registered, you must check-in on-site at the red/white tent for your goody bag and door prize tickets.
  • Drink and goody bag are guaranteed to the first 250 participants (includes Fishing Derby keepsake).
  • All participants are eligible for numerous door prizes including a grand prize.
  • Event management provided by Parks & Rec. staff, TWRA, and area volunteers.
  • Trophy for the Overall Event Champion for the “Largest Fish” caught, as well as the “Most Fish” caught.
  • 1st place trophies will be awarded in each age group for the “Largest Fish” (weight).
  • 1st-4th place trophies will be awarded in each age group for the “Most Fish” (total weight of 10 fish maximum).
  • Age divisions: 3-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-12, 13-15
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate.
  • Participants may use 1 ROD ONLY, and be considerate of other participants at all times.
  • Bank fishing only - No wading. - Event encourages catch and release. Please bring stringer and bucket!
  • All fish must be checked in to be eligible for awards.
  • Adults are allowed to provide assistance only with baiting, casting and removing fish from hook, but cannot “fish” for the participant. Fishing for participant may result in forfeiture of awards eligibility.
  • Parents should visit our website Saturday morning in case of cancellation due to inclement weather. If cancelled, the Derby will be re-scheduled for Sunday, June 7, 1:00-4:30 p.m.
  • No fishing license is required on event day.

2018 FISHING DERBY RESULTS

Over 200 kids registered for the 26th annual Alcoa Duck Pond Fishing Derby for Kids on Saturday, June 9.  Over 540 pounds of fish were weighed in and over 550 fish were caught in the Alcoa Duck Pond.  The event was sponsored by Parks & Recreation, Wal-Mart, TWRA, and other area sponsors.  The derby was held for ages 3 – 15 and was held to encourage the sport of fishing for kids.  Congratulations to this year's winners:

Overall Event - Biggest Fish

Brandon Payne (19.5 lbs)

Overall Event - Most Fish Per Weight (Up to 10 Fish)

Brandon Payne (31.22 lbs)

Award winners for Ages 3 & 4:

Biggest Fish – Levi Johnson  3.62 lbs

1st Place Most Fish – Gwendolyn Orr  6.94 lbs

2nd Place Most Fish – Levi Johnson  5.46 lbs

3rd Place Most Fish – Brantlee Hatcher  3.72 lbs

4th Place Most Fish – Bo Hilliard  3.42 lbs

Award winners for Ages 11-12:

Biggest Fish – Lily Hall  4.76 lbs

1st Place Most Fish –  Lily Hall  13.12 lbs

2nd Place Most Fish – Keegan Muse  11.56 lbs

3rd Place Most Fish – Bailey Rigsby  11.40 lbs

4th Place Most Fish – Tera Roden  10.56 lbs

Award winners for Ages 5-7:

Biggest Fish – Kyra Owens

1st Place Most Fish – Kyra Owens  13.18 lbs

2nd Place Most Fish – Chilton St. James  9.06 lbs

3rd Place Most Fish – Paytyn Knaff  8.30 lbs

4th Place Most Fish (tie) –  Brandon Fields 6.14 lbs

                                                  Lela Taylor  6.14 lbs

Award winners for Ages 13-15:

Biggest Fish – Brandon Payne  19.58 lbs

1st Place Most Fish – Brandon Payne  31.22 lbs

2nd Place Most Fish –  Allen Taylor  8.86 lbs

3rd Place Most Fish –  Halona England  6.64 lbs

4th Place Most Fish –  Lucas Yearout  6.30 lbs

Award winners for Ages 8-10:

Biggest Fish – Chace McCall  3.08 lbs

1st Place Most Fish – Casey Cantrell  12.32 lbs

2nd Place Most Fish –  Derick Saunders  10.00 lbs

3rd Place Most Fish –  Joey Russell  9.84 lbs

4th Place Most Fish –  Logan Strickland  8.94 lbs

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