Outdoor Programs

Fishing Derby

WHEN: Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
WHERE: Walker Road Park, 31621 Walker Road, Avon Lake
WHO: Kids age 15 and under
WHAT: Join us for the Annual Fishing Derby where kids have the opportunity to catch Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, BIG Catfish and more. This is a catch-and-release fishing tournament. 
REGISTER: Avon Lake MyRec

You are encouraged to bring your own fishing pole and gear. There are a limited number of fishing poles available to share on a first come first served basis. Time may be limited on shared poles so that everyone gets a turn.  Erie Outfitters is providing nightcrawlers.

This event is FREE! Pre-registration is required. Registration begins Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00 am. The registration deadline is Friday, September 9 at noon.

Prize categories: Under Age 10 & Ages 10-15
At any time during the competition kids feels as though they’ve caught the winner – they are to bring the fish to the Entry Table to be measured. A leader board will be kept updated throughout the competition.

Schedule of Events: 10:00 am – Check in 10:30 am – Fishing competition begins 12:30 pm – Fishing competition ends winners announced shortly after.

The Avon Lake Boat Club is providing FREE delicious fried fish sandwiches, hot dogs, and drinks while supplies last!  This event made possible by the Avon Lake Boat Club, Avon Lake Recreation Department, Ohio Division of Wildlife, Erie Outfitters, PuroClean, and Cabela’s. The Fishing Derby will be held rain or shine; however, the Derby may be canceled in the event of severe weather.

Check Avon Lake Parks & Recreation Department’s Facebook Page for updates the day of the event.

There is no makeup day for this event if canceled due to severe weather.