For the first time in Arkansas, the Crappie Masters Ultimate Challenge One-Pole event will take place next Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27.

Over 160 fishermen are expected to overtake Lake Conway in the two-day event. 

The weigh-in during the event is going to take place on March 27 at the Camp Robinson Special Use Area Pavilion. All of the fishing is scheduled to end at 3:30 p.m., and the weigh-in is set to follow the tournament, where a champion will be crowned. 

According to a press release from the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and A&P, a reception and registration will be held on March 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Conway, located at 805 Amity Road. The reception and registration begins at 5 p.m with all participants attending. The seminar, which is mandatory for all participants, begins at 7 p.m.

The Kids Outdoor Fishing Rodeo has landed a home on Saturday, March 27 at the Meadows Technology Park Pond, located 1.6 miles down Sturgis road on Executive Center Boulevard. Registration runs from 8-9 a.m., and the fishing, games and activities are to follow at 9 to 11 a.m.

All kids 15 and under are eligible to fish for free. All participants will be awarded prizes. The event is sponsored by Conway Advertising and Promotion Commission. More information can be found at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.