⚬ 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.