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Fishing derby set

The annual Wiggle and Giggle kids fishing derby will be held Saturday, June 7, at Lake Cap Bedell in the Van Buren City Park.

Sponsored by the Van Buren Rotary Club, registration will begin at 8 a.m. The derby will end at 11.

The event is for children ages 2 to 16, who must be accompanied by an adult.

Wiggle and Giggle will include prizes for first fish, most fish and biggest fish as well as a bounce-around, face painting and games.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will stock the lake with more than 500 catfish. Catch and release is encouraged; however, participants may keep up to five fish.

Fishermen also should bring their own fishing poles and bait as only a limited number will be available.

Arkansas Game and Fish also will sponsor a free fishing weekend. Residents and non-residents can fish without a fishing license from noon Friday, June 6, until midnight Sunday, June 8.

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