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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents 38th Annual Kids Fishing Derby


April 25, 2019
Contact: Marshanna Hester
(816) 881-1391 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s that time of year again for kids to show off their angling skills at Jackson County Parks + Rec’s 38th Annual Kids Fishing Derby. This family-friendly event is FREE to kids between the ages of 2 to 15 and they must be accompanied by an adult.

What: 38th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
(Ages 2-15)

When: Saturday, May 4

Time: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Fishing & Derby Contest from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Awards Ceremony at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Lake Jacomo in Fleming Park
9201 Beach Road Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
(Beach Road ½ mile north of Colbern Road)

Cost: Free

On-site Contact: Sarah Gauld - Outdoor Education Supervisor
(816) 365-0411

Every child who registers for the Kids Fishing Derby will receive a free fishing rod and reel combo courtesy of Pure Fishing. They should also bring their own bait and a bucket to hold their catch. This annual event includes a casting clinic and contest conducted by the Optimist Club of Lake Lotawana. The Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association will weigh all of the fish caught and the top 10 contestants will receive trophies and prizes that have been donated by local merchants. In addition to Pure Fishing, the Optimist Club of Lake Lotawana and the Missouri Trout Fisherman's Association, we are also proud to have The Examiner as a sponsor of this event. For more information, call (816) 229-8980 or go to


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