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Waukegan Park District to host fishing derby

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The Waukegan Park District's annual fishing derby is Saturday, June 8, at Bevier Park. The event is always scheduled on a "free fishing day" as declared by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, when state fishing licenses are not required. The pond at Bevier Park will be stocked with several hundred pounds of catfish. Prizes are awarded according to age categories for the largest fish caught. Preregistration is encouraged and those who have preregistered may enter the fishing area at 7 a.m. Preregistration fees are: $3 for residents, $5 for nonresidents, ages 12 and under; $5 for residents, $7 for nonresidents, ages 13 and older. On-site registration the day of the event begins at 7:30 a.m. and fees are $5 for ages 12 and under and $7 for 13 and older. For information, call (847) 360-4700.

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