FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
Kids can reel in big fun and fish at Cleveland Metroparks annual
Children's Fishing Derbies.
Young anglers, ages 4 to 15, can enjoy a day of free fishing
fun, while learning fishing basics on Saturday, May 19 at Ohio
& Erie Canal in Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation in Cuyahoga
Heights and on Sunday, May 20 at Wallace Lake in Mill Stream Run
Reservation in Berea.
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. Ages 9 to 15 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 and test their
skills at the casting challenge area. There will be plenty of
free coaching and fishing guidance from seasoned anglers,
Prizes will be awarded in each session for the largest trout,
largest other fish caught, smallest fish caught, and best cast at
the casting challenge.
Live bait is provided along with free informational
material. And, loaner fishing equipment is available for
children who do not have their own, while supplies last. The
areas are being specially stocked with rainbow trout and channel
catfish for the derbies. The areas are for young anglers
only during the derby times.
Participants should bring tackle, and a cooler and ice to store
their �catch of the day.�
The Derbies hold day-of registration only.
Ohio & Erie Canal fishing area is just a short walk behind
CanalWay Center, located off Whittlesey Way, off the E. 49th Street
entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue
and Canal Road in Cuyahoga Heights - 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 216-206-1010 or visit
Hungry rainbow trout, catfish and other fish can be caught at
the annual Children's Fishing Derbies of Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!