OFAH will offer a top $1,000 cash prize to catch Walter, a large rainbow trout weighing between eight to 10 pounds. Another 500 tagged rainbow trout of 3,000 being stocked in the waterway will be available to catch for prizes and a chance to win one of four grand prizes.
The all-ages derby runs April 29 to May 7 and for the second year will feature tagged fish with cash prizes sponsored by local businesses.
“Back by popular demand are early bird registration prizes, a hot dog lunch for the kids, and sponsored tagged fish with cash prizes for anglers of all ages to win,” said David Ryrie, OFAH youth education manager.
Formerly known as the Peterborough Greenwing Fishing Derby, last year’s youth event saw a record 1,200 registered participants after the event was cancelled the previous two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We still have fish in need of a local sponsor that will both challenge anglers and offset the cost of the stocked trout for the youth derby,” said Ryrie.
Registration is $15 for the first child and $10 for siblings. Adults are $25. Tickets can be purchased online at ofah.org/underthelock or in person at Canadian Tire locations in Peterborough.
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