MAYFLOWER — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Conway Area Chamber of Commerce are extending the “Cash In on Lake Conway” tagged fish promotion to carry through Feb. 29, 2024.
According to AGFC Assistant Chief of Education JJ Gladden, only two of the 55 fish originally tagged during the promotion were turned in by Oct. 31, the initially planned expiration date for the reward tags distributed in Lake Conway.
“We had worked with the chamber to budget for many more fish being turned in, so the decision was made to honor the tags throughout winter,” Gladden said. “There’s still more than $50,000 worth of unclaimed tags still out there somewhere.”
Initially the tags were worth $500 each to the lucky angler who caught them, but after a lower-than-expected return, the AGFC and Chamber of Commerce doubled the reward for each fish turned in. That $1,000 reward will remain in place for the duration of the extended promotion.