Youth Fishing Derbies
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Open to all boys and girls ages 5-15
2013 is our 17th year of fishing derbies!
2013 program dates:
Spring date: March 23, 2013
Fall date: Fall 2013 date to be announced. Derby location: MAP
Gordon Food Service Drive (formerly Albertson Drive), west of Park Road, just behind the Randy L. Larson Softball Four-Plex
Pre-registration is preferred during the three weeks prior to the Derby, ending on the Thursday prior to the Derby.
On-line registration will be available during the three weeks prior to the Derby, ending at 12:00 noon on the Thursday prior to the Derby,
at this link An info flyer will be posted three weeks prior to the Derby .
at this link
You will be able to download the flyer and return by fax, scan and e-mail, postal mail or hand deliver (Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm) at:
Recreation & Parks administation office
1904 South Park Road
Plant City FL 33563-8113
phone: (813) 659-4200 ext 4302
fax (813) 757-9220 You can also register on site (at the Derby site only) the morning of the Derby from 7:30 am to 8:15 am.
Competition is from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.
Awards in several categories will be handed out at 11:15 am.
Anglers must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring your own pole and bait - any kind of pole and bait is acceptable - and also bring a 5 gallon bucket to keep your fish alive and to make transport to the weigh station easier!.
Event is FREE, thanks to:
This is a catch and release event - at least nine species in the pond include bass, catfish, mudfish, speckled perch, blue gill and others.
For more information, contact Deborah Haldane at
Kid's Fishing Derby Records
Most participants ever
251 (January 2006)
Second most participants ever
191 (January 1999)
Least participants ever (stormy weather)
40 (July 2002)
Record highest # of fish caught in a derby
420 (January 1998)
Record lowest # of fish caught in a derby (COLD!)
4 (January, 2010)
Most fish caught by one person
107 (July 1999)
Biggest fish ever
6 lb 6 oz mudfish (February 2008)
Biggest bass ever
5 lb 2 oz (March 2013)
Biggest catfish ever
5 lb 6 oz (June 2007)
Biggest mudfish ever
6 lb 6 oz (February 2008)
Biggest Nile perch/Tilapia ever
5 lb 0 oz (July 2005)