If you are looking to cool off in July, then bring your children to the 23 rd Annual Angel Lake Kids Fishing Derby at Angel Lake, just outside of Wells on Saturday, July 20. This derby is for kids 4 to 15 and is sponsored by the US Forest Service (USFS), Wells Rural Electric Company (WREC), Wells Chamber of Commerce, Wells Family Resource Center, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Scenic Canyons Recreational Services and the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW).
During the fishing derby, kids will have the chance to visit educational stations including a NDOW fish stocking truck, boating safety, fly tying, casting, fish identification and cleaning.
Prizes will be awarded for the longest, heaviest and smallest legally caught fish in 5 age groups, as well as a free drawing for prizes from participants at large. Following the derby, there will be a free chilidog lunch served for the whole family. Every participant will receive a goody bag filled with fun and informational items.
Registration starts at 7:30 and the derby starts at 8:15. There is no charge for the derby but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Participants 12 and older must possess a valid fishing license. For more information contact the Wells Chamber of Commerce at 775-752-3540, the USFS at 775-752-3357 or the Nevada Department of Wildlife at 775-777-2300.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife is the state agency responsible for the restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources, and the promotion of boating safety on Nevada’s waters. Wildlife offices are located in Las Vegas, Henderson, Winnemucca, Fallon, Ely, Elko, and Reno. For more information on wildlife or wildlife issues, contact the agency web site at www.ndow.org.