Friday, June 1, 2012


2012 Kid's Fishing Derby (49)
 (Photo credit: clermontparks)
Event coincides with Free Fishing Days
WEBBER — Free Fishing Days is set for Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3. Fishing licenses are not required to fish any Kansas waters for these two days, including Lovewell Reservoir, near Webber and Lovewell State Park. However, vehicle and camping permits are still required.
In conjunction with Free Fishing Days, Lovewell State Park’s Kids Fishing Derby is set for Sunday, June 3. Park and wildlife area staff and area businesses sponsor this annual event. Each year, participants have the opportunity to win the $200 Don Cart Memorial Savings Bond. The family of Don Cart, former Concordia resident and avid Lovewell area outdoorsman who passed away several years ago, has donated this bond.
Registration for the fishing derby is from 8 a.m. to noon at the state park office, with early registration prizes awarded to the first 50 kids who register. The weigh-in is set for 3 p.m. at the marina parking lot. Anglers will be divided into two age brackets: 7 and younger and 8 through 15 years old. Prizes will be awarded for the most pounds of fish and biggest fish in each age bracket, plus all participants present at the weigh-in are eligible for prizes drawn at random.
Area businesses and individuals have donated more than $1,000 in prizes and gift certificates for the event. For more information, phone Lovewell State Park at 785-753-4971 or email

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