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MacArthur Park pond stocked for Thursday's fishing derby

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Grab your lures and fishing poles - the 28th Annual Fishing Derby is Thursday at MacArthur Park.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission stocked the Little Rock pond Wednesday with 1,500 catfish, including several prize fish.

Any kid who catches one of those tagged fish will be able to win a prize. Plus, the first boy and girl to catch a prize fish will each win a bike.

Kids can only use cane poles during the derby. Rods and reels are not allowed. Organizers encourage kids to bring their own equipment and bait because the number of cane pole provided will be limited.

More than 1,000 kids ages six to 15 are expected to join the fun. The derby runs Thursday from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM.