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Saturday, September 07, 2019

6:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Independence Grove

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Compete to catch the largest and the most carp. Help reduce carp overpopulation. Catch and keep, or turn in your carp in to us. No limit. Cash prizes awarded.

Fish to your heart’s content in the South Bay from 6:30am-noon. For all ages. Catch and keep, or turn your carp in to us. No limit. Fishing from shoreline only. Boat rental not available during the event. State fishing license regulations apply. Valid Illinois fishing license required for ages 16 and up.

Cost $10 per person.

Cash prizes awarded for: largest total carp caught (by weight), and largest single carp caught (by weight). Check in at the marina. 16400 West Buckly Road, Libertyville, IL. For complete details, call 847-968-3499.

A valid Illinois fishing license is required for ages 16 and older. Purchase at the marina at Independence Grove Forest Preserve, many sporting goods stores, or from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

State fishing regulations, including site-specific regulations, apply at all forest preserve waterways. Visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for full details.


All ages. Adult supervision required.
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