Reel in the fun at Kids Fishing Derby Sept. 15


Kids ages five to 15 are invited to participate in the 32nd annual Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holiday Harbor Park. Traditionally, 300-400 kids participate in this annual event sponsored by the Canyon Lake Bassmasters Club.

Registration will take place from 6 to 8 a.m. Parents must register and sign a consent form in order for their child to participate in the Fishing Derby. Worms will be provided at registration while supplies last.

Children may fish from the time they register until 11 a.m. Kids must be in line to weigh-in by 12 p.m. A complimentary hot dog lunch, award presentation and prize drawings will follow weigh-in.

Trophies are awarded in three different age groups, five to seven, eight to 11 and 12 to 15, plus one for Big Fish in each species and Big Fish for a boy and a girl.

As part of the annual event, each participant will automatically receive one ticket for a special prize drawing that includes bicycles and many other prizes.

The schedule and details are as follows:

Registration: 6 to 8 a.m.

Fishing Time: 6 to 11 a.m.

Child must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Worms will be handed out at registration while supplies last.

Fishing may be done anywhere on the lake.

Fish weigh-in: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Weigh-in will start at 11 a.m. Participants must be in weigh-in line no later than 12 p.m.

Food Served: 12 p.m.

A free hot dog lunch will be served at noon and continue until food is gone.

Awards and Prize Drawing: 1 p.m.