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   2021 Powder Mills Park Fishing Derby will take place April 1, 2021! See below for more information.

Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park

Operated by the Riedman Foundation

2021 Powder Mills Park Fishing Derby

You must be registered to win awards & prizes. The deadline to register online is midnight, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. No registrations will take place after this deadline.

2021 Derby Information

The 2021 Riedman Foundation Trout Derby, to benefit the Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park, will take place on Thursday, April 1 from 7 am to noon in Powder Mills Park. There is a $5 registration fee per person for participants age 8 and older (7 and under is free).

The derby takes place in Powder Mills Park. The park is located in the southernmost portion of Monroe County. Enter the park from Route 96, south of Bushnell’s Basin near Interstate 490. Powder Horn Lodge serves as derby headquarters.

Following the final weigh-in at Powder Horn Lodge (Derby headquarters) at noon, prizes will be awarded in several age categories, including youth, featuring the prestigious Bank of America $500 Angler Award for largest brown trout caught. Other prizes will include:

– Professional rods & reels;
– Private fishing charter & boat rentals;
– Fishing apparel & accessories; and more

Due to the COVID pandemic, new rules and regulations are being put in place (please see complete list at end of registration). For everyone’s safety, masks will be required when occupying Powder Horn Lodge and when fishing alongside the Creek when a 6′ distance cannot be maintained with others that live outside of your household. We ask that you enter the lodge, with proper face covering, only to have fish weighed in as we will not be selling any merchandise or raffle tickets in the lodge this year. We ask that you exit the building through the designated exit immediately upon registering your fish.

The derby will be conducted in accordance with State law: participants 16 years and older must have a valid fishing permit, trout must be 9″ or longer, and only three fish per person may be kept. The tournament will not be canceled or rescheduled due to weather conditions. No refunds will be allowed.

Please direct any questions regarding the derby to the Hatchery staff at (585) 586-1670.

2021 Derby Sponsors

2021 Sponsors

About the Fish Hatchery at Powdermills Park

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.

Postcard 1933

Click here for more information about the history of the Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park.

News & Events

Ribbon Cutting

November 2, 2018 Ribbon Cutting

The Riedman Foundation, in conjunction with the Pittsford Chamber of Commerce and the Pittsford Rotary, held a ribbon cutting on November 2, 2018 to unveil a new kiosk at the Powder Mills Park Fish Hatchery. Click here for more information.

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