Bluewater Anglers Family Week Derby

July 6, 2019

Event News and Communications

2019 Family Fishing Derby



Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Perfect day for the derby.  Not too hot, not too sunny, not too windy.  

52 families registered representing 156 people fishing.  Some families had other members present who did not fish so I think the total people represented is closer to 200.
25 non gobies were registered for big fish and many more non gobies were caught and not measured.  
622 gobies were counted in total.  
Big fish
1 - Cayden, 51cm sheephead
2 - Tristen - 48cm sucker
3 - Lambert family - 41cm carp
1 - Doan family, 177/6=29gpp  (Gobies Per Person)
2 - Barklay family, 81/4=20gpp
3 - Rodriguez family, 36/2=18gpp
Lots of members present to help out.  
A very successful day with lots of positive comments from those in attendance.
 Thank you for supporting the Blue Water Anglers

This is a FREE activity for families. You do not need an Ontario fishing licence during the June 29 – July 7, 2019 Ontario Family Fishing Week. Sign-in will be at a booth set up by the Bluewater Anglers in Centennial Park near the fishy fountain in the parking lot just south of the end of London Road at Front Street. Everybody must sign in to receive a bucket to be used to collect your gobies and get your ticket for a free hot dog & pop back at the weigh-in. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. A limited number of fishing rods and bait will be available at the sign-in booth.

You will fish as a family. If your children have brought friends, they will count as part of your family for the derby. Boundaries are from Ferry Dock Hill to the Government Docks. Bluewater Angler volunteers will be located in the fishing area. They will be able to assist you as well as measure any fish over 8 inches. This will allow you to live release the fish you do not want to keep.

The weigh-in is at the Hatchery (... north of the Bluewater bridges in Pt. Edward) between 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM. Bring your bucket of gobies to be weighed-in and redeem your ticket for a hot dog & pop. There are prizes for the most gobies caught. The number of gobies caught divided by the number of people fishing in your group gives you your total score. There will be a variety of prizes in the biggest fish category. NOTE:  The $100 member big fish prize does not apply to this family event.

The event will still occur if it is raining. If there is thunder and lightning in the area, the event will be cancelled.



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