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34th Annual Catch A Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby
June 4, 2022
“Hooked on Fishing… Not on Drugs!”
This event, which has grown since its beginning in 1986, coincides with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ Free Fishing Weekend. The Free Fishing weekend offers residents and non-residents the opportunity to fish Kentucky waters without a license or permit. This provides fun-filled fishing for the whole family, with little to no cost for participants.
Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby began as a small event in 1986. Over the past 30 years, it has blossomed into one of the largest children’s fishing events in the country.
Designed as a way to connect families with nature, and promote outdoor activity in children, this event provides a fun-filled day for all who attend.
Each year, on the first Saturday in June, approximately 4,000 individuals venture down to Hatchery Creek. Children under 16 are given the opportunity to fish and receive a prize, while the whole family enjoys unlimited refreshments and other activities throughout the day.