Try boats at demo day
The annual canoe and kayak demo day is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lake Ann Park in Bella Vista.
Ozark Mountain Trading Company will have several canoes and kayaks on hand for people to test paddle. Paddlers are welcome to test as many boats as they’d like. Paddlers should plan to get wet.
Tournament benefits Young Life
The third annual NWA Young Life benefit bass tournament is Saturday at Beaver Lake out of Prairie Creek park.
Entry fee is $50 per team with an optional $10 for the big bass contest. Fishing is from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. First prize is $1,500, with cash prizes through seventh place.
Register at Hickory Creek Marina; Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers; Southtown Sporting Goods in Fayetteville; or Prairie Creek park on tournament morning.
For more information call James Whittle, 479-466-4659.
Club hosts 3-D archery shoot
Cherokee Bowhunters Archery Club will host a 3-D shoot Saturday at the Fort Crowder archery range east of Neosho, Mo. The course offers 30 targets.
Archers may start any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for adult nonmembers and less for youths.
For details visit www.cherokeebowhunters.org or call 417-499-0335.
Fishing event welcomes women
Wine, Women and Fly Lines is set for 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Sassafras Vineyard and Winery, 6461 E. Guy Terry Road in Springdale.
The $25 cost includes two glasses of wine, food, instruction and prize drawings. The event is geared toward women, but men are welcome to attend. Kids under 16 are admitted free.
Activities include fly casting, knot tying, fly tying, rigging and more. Vendors will have booths with fly fishing gear on display.
The event will take place rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased online: www.eventbrite.com/e/women-wine-fly-lines-tickets.
Dircks wins at Guys, Gals
Wayne and Linda Dirck won the Beaver Lake Guys and Gals bass tournament held May 19. Their five bass weighed 14 pounds.
Justin and Ashley Pruitt were second with five bass at 12.8 pounds. John Brewer and Cindy Roughton placed third with five bass at 11.92 pounds.
Big bass, at 5.16 pounds, was weighed by Peyton Rose and Tori Foster.
Fishing weekend features derby
Free Fishing Weekend in Arkansas is June 7-9. Residents and nonresidents may fish without a license or trout permit from noon June 7 to midnight June 9.
In conjunction, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host fishing derbies around the state from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8. A derby will be held at the Charlie Craig State Fish Hatchery, 977 W. Fish Hatchery Road, in Centerton. Kids can fish for catfish at the hatchery.
John W. Brown Fishing with a Vet buddy bass tournament is set for 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8 at Beaver Lake. One or two veterans must be part of each two-person team.
Entry fee is $70 per boat. First prize is $1,000, second $700, third $500, and big bass prize is $200.
Register at Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers, Southtown Sporting Goods in Fayetteville or Cross Church in Springdale.
For more information email KeithH@crosschurch.com.