Lake Charles State Park will host its annual free fishing weekend derby, sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, on Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 the park, 3705 Highway 25, Powhatan. Registration is required in person at the pavilion in the day-use area from 9 to 10 a.m.


Participants can bring their own bait, tackle and equipment. Live bait and tackle will be available for purchase at the visitor center. There also will be a limited number of loaner fishing poles. 

Regulations for Arkansas waters will apply, including daily limits, slot limits and length limits. Prizes will be awarded for different categories.

For media inquiries, contact Noah Delashaw atnoah.delashaw@arkansas.govor call 501-682-1925.


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Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism protects and promotes our state’s natural, cultural and historic assets, contributing to a thriving economy and high quality of life. It is made up of three divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Mike Mills serves as the cabinet secretary for the department.