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Thank you to all Sponsors and Volunteers that Helped Make the Fishing Derby a Huge Success!


On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the Lower Big Blue NRD, Beatrice Optimist Club, and Swan 5 Advisory Council hosted the 17TH Annual Free Family Fishing Day and Youth Fishing & Casting Derby at the Willard L. Meyer Recreation Area near Tobias.  The day consisted of a Youth Fishing Derby, Casting Contest, Hands-On Archery Demonstration by Big Indian Archery Club Members, Nebraska Game & Parks Fishery Display, BB gun shoot, trapping demo by J&J Outdoors, and a free hot-dog lunch.

                  With cool, mild weather, over 100 kids ages 1-18 participated in the Youth Fishing Derby. Awards were presented for the Most Fish Caught, Biggest Fish Caught, Smallest Fish Caught, and for the Casting Contest. Prizes were awarded to all participants.