RENO — The entire family can hook a good time at the Kids Carp Derby today from 8 a.m. to noon at the north shore of Little Washoe Lake. The Nevada Department of Wildlife along with Nevada State Parks are sponsoring the derby, and staff and volunteers will be available to teach the little ones how to drop a line.
Prizes will be awarded for the largest carp caught by children in different age categories. This clinic is designed for children and is free to all participants. Categories will be separated by age. Additional sponsors of the event include Scheels, Cabela’s, and Sportsman’s Warehouse.
The event will begin at 8 a.m. and continue through noon and registration is required. Participants must be a minimum of 3 years old and a parent or guardian must accompany all children under 16.
Participants are suggested to provide their own rods and tackle. A limited number of rods will be available to borrow by those who do not have their own fishing equipment. A fishing license is required for children 12 years and older.
To register online, visit www.ndow.org/learn/classes/fish/western.shtm or for more information call the Department of Wildlife at 688-1559.