SANTA FE – A free trout fishing derby for children is planned this weekend near downtown Santa Fe.
The city and the state Department of Game and Fish are sponsoring the event Saturday on the Santa Fe River for children ages 11 and under.
Prizes will be awarded to the kids who catch the first 10 tagged fish.
The department is stocking the river with 500 rainbow trout.
The derby is from 7 a.m. until noon. Fishing will be allowed on a section of the river between Don Gaspar Avenue near the state Supreme Court building to Old Santa Fe Trail near the State Land Office building.
After the derby ends at noon, anyone 12 or older with a valid fishing license can fish for remaining trout in the river.