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Southwest Angler's Association holds 22nd Annual Kids Fishing Derby

The Southwest Angler's Association, along with the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management held their 22nd Annual Kid's Fishing Derby at the Dickinson dike and Turtle Park on Saturday.

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Bradyn Klepper, 11, unhooks a fish from his line at the 22nd Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby on Saturday at Turtle Lake. Klepper said that he enjoys fishing and comes to Turtle Park nearly every day to fish. (Press Photo by Sydney Mook)

The Southwest Angler's Association, along with the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management held their 22nd Annual Kid's Fishing Derby at the Dickinson dike and Turtle Park on Saturday.

Around 600 people, including kids and parents, came to be outdoors for the morning and try their luck at fishing.

11-year-old Brayden Klepper was lucky enough to catch a fish just 20 minutes after casting out a line. He says he enjoys coming to the park to fish.

Curt Decker, secretary of the Southwest Angler's Association says they continue to do this year after year because it helps build community and teaches kids how to fish.

Kids had a chance to win door prizes and each child was also given a sleeping bag for participating.

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