Fishing Derby

Kids Fishing Derby


Bring the family for an afternoon at North Park Lake on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. Youth participants under 15 years old are divided into three age groups for a chance to win prizes for the smallest, longest, and most fish. This is a fun experience for all to enjoy.

Pre-Registration Preferred: Register Online
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Fishing Derby Rules


  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Child must be present at the awards to win. No exceptions!
  • Prizes – There are three awards divisions – Age 1-6; 7-9 & 10-15. There will be a chance to win prizes for the smallest, longest, and most fish.
  • Children must be 15 years old or younger to participate. Children 15 and younger do not need a license. Parents need a license to fish.
  • Each child should have no more than one rod with one hook or lure in use at a time.
  • Derby fishing is not limited to any particular species of fish; bluegill, bass, trout, catfish, all count towards a child’s total catch. Sorry, ducks, geese, frogs and turtles do not count.
  • Fishing is limited to the lake shoreline and the dock.
  • Kids must not cast when people are walking behind them. Parents are requested to monitor this carefully in the interest of safety.
  • Parents may assist children in the 1-6 age group. Children in the 7-15 age groups must cast, hook, and catch the fish on their own. Parents may assist with baiting the hook and taking fish off the hook
  • Participants are responsible for bringing their own basket or stringer and must remove their own fish from their stringer.
Times for age groups:
  • 6 and Under: 2-3:15 p.m.
  • Ages 7-9: 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Ages 10-15: 2-3:45 p.m.