The annual Portfest Children's Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, May 25.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be stocking Newport Lake for the event, which is free to kids age 12 and under. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday at a new location. Enter from Malcolm Avenue across from Lockwood Park. Fishing begins at 8 a.m. with weigh-in at 10 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for the biggest fish, highest total weight and most fish caught. The fishing derby is sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America/Matt Ward, Grady's Auctions & Realty, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce.