MacArthur Park pond stocked for Thursday's fishing derby

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

The Arkansas Game and FishCommission stocked the Little Rock pond Wednesday with 1,500 catfish, includingseveral prize fish.

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

Kids can only use canepoles during the derby. Rods and reels are not allowed. Organizers encouragekids to bring their own equipment and bait because the number of cane poleprovided will be limited.

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