Duck pond Fishing Derby for Kids

SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021 • 8AM - 1PM • (Rain Date: June 13 1:00-4:30 PM)
This event for Ages 3-15 is held in sponsorship with TWRA, Wal-Mart, and other area organizations. Trophies are awarded in each age division for the largest fish and the most fish caught. Overall event winner for each category will receive atrophy as well. All participants receive a ribbon and are eligible to win door prizes including a grand prize. A Games Area will also be available after weigh-in. Space will be limited!
Date
Saturday, June 12, 2021
(Rain Date: June 13   1:00-5:30 PM)
Location
Alcoa Duck Pond
Time
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Registration
Use button on right to pre-register on-line or at the Parks & Rec. office through 4:00 PM Friday before the event, June 11. Registration also taken on-site the day of the event from 7:00-8:00 AM.

Everyone must check-in at the Registration Tent the morning of the event.
Cost
$7.00 pre-registration
$10.00 day of the event
Register Online

Rules & Information

⚬ This event is designed to allow children the opportunity to experience and LEARN the concepts of fishing. Adults are allowed to provide ASSISTANCE ONLY, but CANNOT "FISH" for the participant. Participants may be subject to disqualification for not abiding by the rules of the event.

⚬ Even if you have pre-registered, you must check-in on-site at the red/white tent for your goody bag and door prize tickets.

⚬ Drink and goody bag are guaranteed to the first 250 participants (includes Fishing Derby keepsake).

⚬ All participants are eligible for numerous door prizes including a grand prize.

⚬ Event management provided by Parks & Rec. staff, TWRA, and area volunteers.Trophy for the Overall Event Champion for the “Largest Fish” caught, as well as the “Most Fish” caught.

⚬ 1st place trophies will be awarded in each age group for the “Largest Fish” (weight) and 1st through 4th place trophies for the  "Most Fish Caught" (weight).

⚬ Age divisions: 3-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-12, 13-15

⚬ 1st-4th place trophies will be awarded in each age group for the “Most Fish” (total weight of 10 fish maximum).

⚬ All children must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate.

⚬ Participants may use 1 ROD ONLY, and be considerate of other participants at all times.

⚬ Bank fishing only - No wading. - Event encourages catch and release. Please bring stringer and bucket!

⚬ All fish must be checked in to be eligible for awards.

⚬ Adults are allowed to provide assistance only with baiting, casting and removing fish from hook, but cannot “fish” for the participant. If rule is not abided by, fishing for participant may result in forfeiture of awards eligibility.

⚬ Parents should visit our website Saturday morning in case of cancellation due to inclement weather. If cancelled, the Derby will be re-scheduled for the next day, Sunday, 1:00-4:30 p.m.

⚬ No fishing license is required on event day.

2018 FISHING DERBY RESULTS

2019 event cancelled due to construction and 2020 event cancelled due to COVID-19.

Over 200 kids participated in the 26th annual Alcoa Duck Pond Fishing Derby for Kids on Saturday, June 9.  Over 540 pounds of fish were weighed in and over 550 fish were caught!  The event was sponsored by Parks & Recreation, Wal-Mart, TWRA, and other area sponsors.  The derby was held for Ages 3–15 to encourage the sport of fishing for kids.  Congratulations to this year's winners:

Overall Event - Biggest Fish

Brandon Payne (19.5 lbs)

Overall Event - Most Fish Per Weight (Up to 10 Fish)

Brandon Payne (19.5 lbs)

Award winners for Ages 3 & 4:

Biggest Fish – Levi Johnson  3.62 lbs
1st Place Most Fish – Gwendolyn Orr  6.94 lbs
2nd Place Most Fish – Levi Johnson  5.46 lbs
3rd Place Most Fish – Brantlee Hatcher  3.72 lbs
4th Place Most Fish – Bo Hilliard  3.42 lbs

Award winners for Ages 11-12:

Biggest Fish – Lily Hall  4.76 lbs
1st Place Most Fish –  Lily Hall  13.12 lbs
2nd Place Most Fish – Keegan Muse  11.56 lbs
3rd Place Most Fish – Bailey Rigsby  11.40 lbs
4th Place Most Fish – Tera Roden  10.56 lbs

Award winners for Ages 5-7:

Biggest Fish – Kyra Owens
1st Place Most Fish – Kyra Owens  13.18 lbs
2nd Place Most Fish – Chilton St. James  9.06 lbs
3rd Place Most Fish – Paytyn Knaff  8.30 lbs
4th Place Most Fish (tie) – Brandon Fields, Lela Taylor 6.14 lbs

Award winners for Ages 13-15:

Biggest Fish – Brandon Payne  19.58 lbs
1st Place Most Fish – Brandon Payne  31.22 lbs
2nd Place Most Fish –  Allen Taylor  8.86 lbs
3rd Place Most Fish –  Halona England  6.64 lbs
4th Place Most Fish –  Lucas Yearout  6.30 lbs

Award winners for Ages 8-10:

Biggest Fish – Chace McCall  3.08 lbs
1st Place Most Fish – Casey Cantrell  12.32 lbs
2nd Place Most Fish –  Derick Saunders  10.00 lbs
3rd Place Most Fish –  Joey Russell  9.84 lbs
4th Place Most Fish –  Logan Strickland  8.94 lbs