New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
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Free fishing derby on the Santa Fe River this Saturday

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the City of Santa Fe are sponsoring a Kids’ Fishing Derby this Saturday on the Santa Fe River.

The event is for children 11-years old and younger from 7 a.m. to noon at Santa Fe River Park from Don Gaspar Avenue upstream to the Old Santa Fe Trail. No license required and there will be prizes for successful anglers.

The department will stock about 500 rainbow trout in the river for the event and staff will be available to provide information and instruction. Anyone who wishes to fish in that stretch of river can do so after noon, no license required as Saturday is free fishing day on all public waters in New Mexico. The daily bag limit is five trout with no more than 10 in possession. All other regular rules and regulations apply.

For more information please contact Carlos Sanchez at the Santa Fe Parks and Recreation Department, (505) 955-2146 or