Kid's Fishing Derby

Always the first Friday in June, this long standing tradition is geared at getting children ages 7-12 interested in fishing. Pre-registration is available for either session. Sessions are limited to 300 children and run from 9:00am - 11:00am and again from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Adults need to stay on site with their children. Due to the popularity of this event, we can not provide any instruction to participants on casting or fishing techniques. However, if parents are looking for guidance, there are many online videos available. Fishing tackle and bait are provided. Do not bring any personal fishing gear. No license or tag required. Four trout limit and no catch and release allowed. Volunteers will be on hand to clean your fish and pack them on ice. A cooler is recommended to keep the fish fresh. Registration accepted the day of the event, or in advance starting in May. Please click the link below to register. for additional information call the Hatchery at 417-451-0554.

Event date and time
Event location name
Neosho National Fish Hatchery


520 Park StreetNeosho,64850MO

Annual observation

National Fishing and Boating Week

Event category

Outdoor Activity
Age range
Elementary (Grades K-5), Middle/Junior High (Grades 6-8) (7 - 12)
Recreational activities