MAY 4, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI OR DAN CRANDALL
216-635-3200, EXT. 3263 OR EXT. 3274
Kids can reel in the "big one" at the annual Cleveland
Metroparks Children's Fishing Derbies.
Children, ages 4 to 15, can enjoy free fishing fun, while learning
the fishing basics on Saturday, May 15 at Ohio & Erie Canal in
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation in Cuyahoga Hts., and on Sunday,
May 16 at Wallace Lake in Mill Stream Run Reservation in
The Children's Fishing Derbies are divided into two age
groups: young anglers, ages 4 to 8, can fish from 9 a.m. to
noon, and ages 9 to 15 can fish from 1 to 4 p.m. Each session
includes some basic fishing techniques and the fishing derby
contests. Youth can also learn how to cast or test their
skills at the casting challenge area. There will be plenty of
free coaching and fishing guidance from seasoned anglers,
The Derbies hold day-of registration only.
After kids land the big fish, they can take it over to the
measuring table to see if it qualifies for a prize. Prizes
will be awarded in each session for the largest trout, largest and
smallest fish caught, and best cast at the casting challenge.
Live bait is provided, as well as free handouts about
finishing. And, loaner fishing equipment is available for
children who do not have their own. The areas are being
specially stocked with rainbow trout and channel catfish just for
Participants should bring tackle, and a cooler and ice to store
their "catch of the day."
Ohio & Erie Canal fishing area is just a short walk behind
CanalWayCenter, located off Whittlesey Way, off the E. 49th Street
entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue
and Canal Road in Cuyahoga Hts. - just off the I-77/Grant Avenue
Wallace Lake is located off Valley Parkway in Mill Stream Run
Reservation, south of Bagley Road in Berea - west of the
I-71/Bagley Road exit.
For more information, call 440-331-8017 or 216-635-3200, or visit
Young anglers can go fishing at the annual Children's Fishing
Derbies of Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!