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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Portfest Children's Fishing Derby set for May 25

  • The annual Portfest Children's Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, May 25. 
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  • 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.    

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