Children Fishing Derby June four at Cubihatcha Outside Schooling Middle in Locust Grove | Information


McDONOUGH — The Henry County Water Authority (HCWA) is hosting a Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 4 at the HCWA Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center in Locust Grove. It is open to children under the age of 18 from Henry and surrounding counties. Registration closes on Friday, May 27th.

This HCWA Kids Fishing Derby is held on one of the select days of the year that the Georgia Department of Natural Resources does not require a license to fish in Georgia waters. These select free fishing days throughout the year are designed to promote the sport and encourage outdoor recreation.

The 2022 HCWA Kids Fishing Derby invites children ages 18 and under to fish in the Long Branch Reservoir on the premises of the agency’s Cubihatcha Center. The reservoir was stocked with catfish, perch, bream and crappie. Participants and their adult guests should bring their own chairs and bait and tackle for bank fishing only.

Admission is free! Check-in and registration starts at 6:30 am, the derby starts at 7:00 am. Winners will be weighed in at 11:00 am and lunch will be served at 11:30 am

The HCWA Cubihatcha Outdoor Education Center is located at 100 Collins Road in Locust Grove.

For more information, including a registration form and waiver, visit the HCWA website at

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