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CarpFEST is Back @ Gray's Lake

  • 2101 Fleur Drive | Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Presented By: The Des Moines Izaak Walton League
  • Dates: June 4, 2022
  • Location: Gray's Lake
  • Phone: (515) 244-3773
  • Start/End Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Join the Des Moines Izaak Walton League & Des Moines Parks and Recreation to try your hand at Carp fishing & you might win a prize!

    If you're new to Carp fishing, we'll have bait & gear on hand and instructions to get you started!

    There's NO FEE, all ages are welcome & no license is required! Prizes will be awarded for LONGEST fish in each category, with both Carp & Buffalo qualifying for the competition.

    Registration begins at 8 am with fishing beginning at the horn at 9 am. Measuring will run from 9 - 11:40am (a horn will sound), and Prizes will be awarded at noon!

    Categories for prizes: Adults and youth over 16; Boys 15 & under; and Girls 15 & under. Fish must be caught on a hook (no snagging allowed) & you may fish anywhere around the lake except off the bridge.

    Carp caught may be kept by the fisherman or donated onsite to the wildlife rehabilitation organization S.O.A.R. (Saving Our Avian Resources).