The Kid’s Catfishing Derby will be returning to Fort Leonard Wood this month. Officials with the Natural Resources Branch have announced that the event is scheduled for June 12th from 9 a-m to noon at the pond at Training Area number 228. This will be the first fishing event designed specifically for youth on the installation since the Kid’s Trout Fishing Derby was held in February 2020. The last catfishing derby on Fort Wood was held in 2019. The derby will be open to children, ages 15 and younger. Participants must be under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
The event will begin with registration starting at 8:30 a-m June 12th. No fees or preregistration will be required for the derby, and all fishing permit requirements have been waived. Participants must bring their own bait and fishing equipment. The event will conform to all mitigation procedures required under Fort Leonard Wood regulations.