Free Fishing Day Kids Derby Planned at Cave Lake

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Free Fishing Day Kids Derby Planned at Cave LakeOn Saturday, June 14, the Nevada Department of Wildlife will be hosting the annual Kid’s Free Fishing Day Derby at Cave Lake State Park. Registration starts at 8:00 am and the kids fishing derby runs from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. There is no charge for the participants, though parents must be present with their children.

Between 11:30 and noon, there will be a free drawing for prizes for children who sign up for the derby. Prizes include rod and reel combos, fly fishing outfits, and tackle boxes. There will be a free grab bags for all participants. Children must be under 18 to be eligible for the prizes.

Free fishing day is the one day of the year that Nevadans may fish without purchasing a license, though all fishing regulations and limits apply. If you have any questions, you may call Norv Dallin at 775-777-2391 or the Ely NDOW office at 289-1655.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is the state agency responsible for the restoration, protection and management of fish and wildlife resources, and the promotion of boating safety on Nevada’s waters. Wildlife offices are located in Las Vegas, Henderson, Winnemucca, Fallon, Elko, and Reno. For more information, contact the agency web site at