Kids ages 2 to 14 and their adults are invited to Kids Free Fishing Derbies at Salamonie and Mississinewa lakes, J. E. Roush Fish & Wildlife Area and Ouabache State Park, on June 1.

Age categories are: 2 to 5; 6 to 10; and 11 to 14, with first-, second- and third-prize winners for largest fish in each age category. The largest overall fish will be awarded a grand prize. Each participant must use bait provided by DNR staff.

Each property will host its own derby, with winners announced at each property.

Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Rules and regulations will be announced at that time. Fishing time will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. Awards will follow. Children and their adult must be present to win awards.

Advance registration is requested by calling the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at (260) 468-2127.

For more information on other UWIS programs, see dnr.IN.gov/uwis or Facebook.com/UpperWabash.

Upper Wabash Interpretive Services is at 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews, 46702.

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