The 82-year-old Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park was established in 1933 as a cooperative effort between the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries and Monroe County. It was closed in mid-December 2002 due to County budget cuts and then re-opened in fall of 2003 when the Riedman Foundation entered into a partnership with the County to provide funding for staff, maintenance and operational support, as well as make capital improvements.

The Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park is open all year long. This popular family destination provides a unique opportunity to view several varieties of fish in various stages of development. Hatchery staff—on duty Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most weekends— help provide an educational experience for visitors of all ages.



April 1, 2015: The 12th annual Opening Day Trout Derby to benefit the Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park will take place on Wednesday, April 1. The derby runs from 7 a.m. until noon and fishing will take place in designated areas of Irondequoit Creek within the boundaries of Powder Mills Park and promises a morning of fun for all ages. Prizes will be awarded for largest catch in 10 categories—adult and youth— including the prestigious $500 Bank of America Angler Award for largest brown trout.


March 23, 2015: Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park Announces Spring Derby Schedule.  Click here for more information.

March 9, 2015: It’s Countdown to Trout Season Riedman Foundation All-Ages Opening Day Derby Set for April 1.  Click here for more information.

February 17, 2015: Bank of America Renews Angler Award Sponsorship; $500 on the Line for Opening Day Derby.  Click here for more information.

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POSTED: 2014 Derby Photos have been added to the site. There are many great shots, take a look!

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