Reel in the Big One at the Annual Rotary Kids Fishing Derby

News Release

BRANSON, Mo – The Branson Parks and Recreation Department is once again partnering with the Branson Daybreakers Rotary Club to invite area youth to enjoy a catch and release fishing tournament at its annual Kid’s Fishing Derby. The Derby will be at the new fishing ponds at Eiserman Park on Sunday, Oct. 6 2019, from 1-5 p.m.

Fishers will be divided into 3 age groups:

  • 3-6 year olds will fish from 1:00-2:00pm
  • 7-10 year olds will fish from 2:15-3:15pm
  • 11-14 year olds will fish from 3:30-5:00pm.

Prizes will be awarded in each age group.  The event is limited to 75 participants per group, and the fee to participate is $2.00 per fisher. You can register at the Branson Community Center the day of the event.

Eiserman Park is located adjacent to the Branson Community Center at 201 Compton Dr.  For more information on the Kid’s Fishing Derby and other special events, please visit the Branson Parks and Recreation website at or call the Branson RecPlex at 417-335-2368.   

The ponds at Eiserman Park were recently re-stocked as part of a new youth fishing program, called “Discover Nature Fishing.” This program is a partnership between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Branson Parks & Recreation Department to provide FREE weekly fishing opportunities for area youth who may not have access to fishing equipment. You can find more about that program on our website, at


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