Each spring the club hosts a free annual Children’s Fishing Derby, supported by funding from the club and donations from area businesses and individual members. This event is open to all children under the age of 14. Refreshments are provided, gifts are given to all children who attend, and a prize drawing and a raffle are held at the end of the derby. Hundreds of children attend each year and prizes are awarded for many things including biggest and smallest fish.
The 39th Annual Fishing Derby had been scheduled for Saturday, April 18th, 2020, but has been canceled for now because of the coronavirus pandemic
Normally the Derby operates as follows:
- Registration begins at 7:30AM
- Fishing from 8:00AM – 10:30AM
- Prizes awarded at 11:00AM
Recommended donation is $5.00 per Raffle ticket, or $20.00 for 5 tickets.
There will be four cash Raffle prizes of $250.00 each.
You do not need to be present at the raffle drawing to win.
To spread the word at work and around town, there are some jumbo fishing derby publicity posters on the counter in the clubhouse upstairs meeting room, free for the taking.