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March 30, 2023

Let’s Go Fishing!

Kenton County Parks & Recreation (KCP&R) is presenting the Kids Fishing Derby for kids of all ages on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Middleton-Mills Park. It’s free! Even adults won’t need fishing licenses when they are helping their kids because it’s ‘Fish Free in Kentucky’ weekend! Start a family tradition.

Don’t worry if you have never fished before. KCP&R will have everything for you and your child to enjoy a great day of fishing including spincast rods and reels, hooks, bobbers, and bait.

Families attending will have the option of purchasing their lunch right in the park. NKB Concessions will be open for this event. Enjoy a hot dog, hamburger, chicken tenders and a variety of snacks. Soda, water and sports drinks are also available.

At all other times, and even after the Derby, it’s acceptable to keep a catch from either of the ponds in Middleton-Mills Park. During the Kids Fishing Derby, however, KCP&R will be introducing kids to good conservation habits and sportsmanship and will be practicing ‘catch and release’.

There will also be prizes awarded for the ‘Big Fish of Each Species’ contest.

If you are interested in volunteering, KCP&R will need fishermen and fisherwomen to help youngsters who may need it. Come on out to Middleton-Mills Park, share your experience, and help teach kids the fun of fishing!

Middleton-Mills Park is located at 3415 Mills Rd., Covington, KY 41015.

For more information, please contact Rhonda Ritzi at For news of upcoming programs, activities, and events to be held in Kenton County’s parks, call the Parks & Recreation office at 859-525-PLAY (7529), visit the website or follow Kenton County Parks & Recreation at

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