Kids Fishing Derby

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The 29th Annual Kids Fishing Derby will be on April 22, 2017 at the Blue Hole Recreation Area in Calhoun Falls, SC.

This event is brought to you by the US Army Corps of Engineers Richard B. Russell Project under partnership with:

  • Lake Russell Recreation and Tourism Coalition, a committee of the Calhoun Falls Chamber of Commerce
  • SC Department of Natural Resources
  • GA Department of Natural Resources
  • Countless other community volunteers and donors.

2017 Kid’s Fishing Derby Flyer


We had such a great event last year with a record number of kids reeling in a big catfish! So come on out and enjoy the sunshine, catch the big one, and enjoy your community! This is an event you reely don’t want to miss! This event even features a water safety program. This event is FREE to all kids under the age of 15, and they do NOT need a fishing license.

To register, click here or call 800-944-7277.

Please bring you own bait, tackle, rod & reel, chairs, and maybe even some sunscreen! Lunch will be provided free of charge to those 15 & under, and lunch will be available for purchase for those 16 & over for $5.00 (subject to availability).