2016 Youth Fishing Derby

Win prizes by catching numbered fish in 2 park ponds

Love a good challenge – and a good excuse to hang the Gone Fishin’ sign?

Geauga Park District welcomes kids 17 and younger to try their poles at catching 50 numbered fish as part of our 2016 Youth Fishing Derby!

Tagged Largemouth Bass were divided evenly between Big Creek Park’s Wild Goose Pond and Swine Creek Reservation’s lodge pond the morning of Tuesday, June 7.

To collect your winnings, simply snap a picture of your numbered tag, and a picture of yourself with your fish, then email them to marketing@geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Winners will receive a prize, and five big winners will also receive $50 gift cards!

Fishing is one of the most popular recreational activities in Geauga Park District, said John Oros, executive director, preceded only by walking among favorite activities surveyed by rangers in 2015. The request for more fishing and pond stocking was also the most requested activity in 2015.

“When it comes to accessibility to vibrant fish and fisheries in your parks, we are listening,” Oros said. “We continue to stock our ponds with a variety of fish to maintain a healthy aquatic system while providing an enjoyable fishing experience. What better way to show our gratitude to Geauga County families than to provide this fishing contest for all of our park-loving county kids.

“Come Home to Big Creek Park or Swine Creek Reservation to try your hand at catching one of these lucky fish.”

The first angler to cash any single tagged fish is the winner of the prize associated with that fish; the same fish cannot be caught again for a prize. For a list of tagged fish and corresponding winners, http://bit.ly/gpdwhatsnew.

Geauga Park District is grateful for the prize donations of Geauga County Juvenile/Probate Court Judge Tim Grendell; Tim Lennon of Lennon Machinery; and Geauga County Commissioner Ralph Spidalieri of Great Lakes Outdoor Supply. Good Luck!

Geauga Park District is online at www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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