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Fishing derby in Round Lake Beach July 20

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Kids and families can come to Beach Park in Round Lake Beach on July 20 for the annual "Fishing Should Be Fun" fishing derby.

There will be several events for children during the derby, including a fishing and boating safety seminar, a casting event and lessons on how to tie fishing knots and rigging. The derby starts at 8 a.m. and goes until noon. Visitors who don't have their own fishing equipment can borrow equipment at the event.

The "Fishing Should Be Fun" derby was created by Competition Bassmasters of Northern Illinois and is sponsored by Round Lake Area Park district. Beach Park is located off Lakeshore Drive in Round Lake Beach. For more information call (847) 546 8558, or go to

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