Annual Fishing Derby Returns May 12

PENFIELD РLower Witmer Park will again host a fishing derby with a long tradition. Thirty eight years worth of tradition, to be exact.

The derby is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Age groups include the following: 1-5; 6-10; 11-15; 16 and over.

There will be prizes given for the first fish caught in the age groups 1-5 and 6-10. The event also features 11 tagged fish ($2 entry); one worth $100, two worth $50; one worth $20 and “Big Daddy Trout.” The tagged fish option runs out on May 19, 2012.

Some rules:

  • In the event of a tie, the first fish caught wins
  • Fish caught must be of legal length and in season
  • Tagged fish run for one week only
  • Bank fishing only; no boats

The derby limits run from they Hyde Bridge to the Moose Creek inlet to the Susquehanna River.

Donations for the derby were made from Scoot Grice and Jim’s Sports Center.



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