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Youth Fishing Derbies

Fishing Derby photo Summer 2009  Fishing Derby photo Summer 2009

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  • Open to all boys and girls ages 5-15
  • 2014 is our 18th year of fishing derbies!
  • Program dates:
    • Spring 2015 date:  to be announced in late winter
    • Fall 2014 date:  to be announced in late summer
  • 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 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  or call her at 813-659-4200 ext 4302.

Kid's Fishing Derby Records

Record Results
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 8 oz mudfish (March 2014)
Biggest bass ever 5 lb 2 oz (March 2013)
Biggest catfish ever 5 lb 6 oz (June 2007)
Biggest mudfish ever 6 lb 8 oz (March 2014)
Biggest Nile perch/Tilapia ever 5 lb 0 oz (July 2005)
 
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