Angel Lake Kids Fishing Derby

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7 year old Liam Groves, a Tiger Scout from Carlin, practices casting as NDOW fisheries biologist Jeff Peterson watches. - Photo Courtesy:  Joe Doucette, NDOWIf you’re looking to cool off in July, then bring your children to the Angel Lake Kids Fishing Derby at Angel Lake, just outside of Wells on Saturday, July 19. This derby is for kids 15 and under and is sponsored by the US Forest Service (USFS), Wells Rural Electric Company (WREC), Wells Chamber of Commerce, Wells Family Resource Center, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW).

Besides the fishing derby, kids will have the chance to visit educational stations including a NDOW fish stocking truck, boating safety, fly tying, casting, fish identification and cleaning. There will be prizes awarded in 5 age groups as well as a free drawing for prizes from participants at large. Following the derby, there will be a free chilidog lunch served for the whole family.

Angel Lake Kids Fishing DerbyRegistration starts at 7:30 and the derby starts at 8:15. There is no charge for the derby but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For more information contact the Wells Chamber of Commerce at 775-752-3540, the USFS at 775-752-3357 or the Nevada Department of Wildlife at 775-777-2300.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is the state agency responsible for the restoration 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, Ely, Winnemucca, Fallon, Elko, and Reno. For more information, contact the agency web site at