The fishing pond is closed until June 1st, effective immediately. The pond has been recently treated with algae control chemicals and the gate has been padlocked, along with a Closed sign added.
2019 Catfish Derby
The Catfish Derby is FREE and open to the first eighty (80) children ages 4 to 12. All children who wish to participate in the Derby must register by May 27th, 2019. Children must have adult supervision and will need to bring their own fishing equipment and bait (chicken livers and power baits suggested).
Check-in will begin at 8:00 am, with fishing from approximately 9:00 am until 11:30 am.
There will be a limit of three (3) fish per registered child.
Along with door prizes, awards will be made to the boy and girl for the following categories:
- Heaviest Fish caught
- First Limit of three (3) fish caught
Fish may be released back into the pond, or taken home (please bring a cooler or bucket to keep your catfish fresh for eating).
A FREE hot dog lunch will be provided for children and adults after the Catfish Derby.
The Catfish Derby will be held at the W.T. “Dude” Bales Pond located at Cherokee Rod and Gun Club, 4280 Reservoir Road in Kingsport, TN. Participants must register in advance for the Fishing Derby by calling: Kevin Broughton at phone# (423) 343-9073 (email at firstname.lastname@example.org ) and providing the child’s name, age, child’s t-shirt size and parent or guardian name & daytime phone number.