FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 3, 2019) – The Outdoor Adventure Center will host the annual Kid’s Catfish Derby from 10 a.m. to noon June 8 at the pond at Training Area 228.

Fishing will be open to anglers ages 2 to 15, who can fish for up to four catfish each.

Participants should plan to bring fishing poles, bait and tackle.

“They’ll need to bring their own,” said Paige Jennings with the Outdoor Adventure Center. “We do rent poles for $5 each (at OAC). You would have to purchase bait and tackle for (the derby).”

All participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants can potentially earn prizes if they reel in specially tagged catfish. Those tags can be turned in for a variety of items.

Registration will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. onsite the day of the event.

Online maps to the TA 228 pond and other fishing areas are available at Fort Leonard Wood’s iSportsman website at

For more information, contact the Outdoor Adventure Center at 573.596.4223.

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About Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains more than 82,000 military and civilians each year.

Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.

Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps and Air Force detachments on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.

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