FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
Experience the joys of fishing by casting out the
line and hopefully reeling in the �big one� at Cleveland Metroparks
Children's Fishing Derbies.
Children, ages 4 to 15, can enjoy a day of free fishing fun at
Cleveland Metroparks Children's Fishing Derbies on Saturday, May 19
at Ohio & Erie Canal in Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation in
Cuyahoga Hts. 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 on May 17 and will be closed to the public until the end of
the fishing 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.
At Ohio & Erie Canal only - golf cart shuttles will be
provided for seniors and persons with disabilities.
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 Hts. - just off the I-77/Grant Avenue
Wallace Lake is located off Valley Parkway in Mill Stream Run
Reservation. Due to the West Bridge construction over Valley
Parkway, follow the detour signs. From I-71/Bagley Road exit,
head west on Bagley Road, get in the left lane and cross Front
Street, turn left onto Prospect/Rt. 237, turn left onto South
Quarry Lane, turn left onto Valley Parkway to Wallace Lake.
For more information, call 216-206-1010 or visit
Enjoy fishing from the banks of Ohio & Erie Canal and
Wallace Lake at the annual Children's Fishing Derbies of
Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,