FWC: Kids Fishing Derby in Ocala coming soon


Kids Fishing Derby, Ocala, FWC
Kids Fishing Derby [2012 file photo]
Ocala, Florida — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be conducting a Kids Fishing Derby on October 4, 2014, at the FWC’s Ocala Conservation Center.

This year’s event will be limited to the first 100 participants. Each participant will have the opportunity to fish, as well as compete in a casting contest, net some aquatic invertebrates with a biologist and participate in arts & crafts.

The FWC event is funded through donations with the hopes of every youth participant leaving with a fishing pole.


Registration will start in mid to late September. An announcement will be made as the date approaches.

The event’s success is dependent solely upon donations. The FWC would greatly appreciate any help you can offer.

Individuals or businesses can make donations for the Kids Fishing Derby through our 501(c)(3) affiliation:

Wildlife Foundation of Florida, P.O. Box 11010, Tallahassee, FL 32302. CHECKS MUST BE MARKED: Lake Eaton Kids Fishing Derby.

All proceeds or donations will go directly to the fishing derby and are tax deductible.

Citizens can also visit www.wildlifefoundationofflorida.com for more information.