PITTSFORD ROTARY TO HOST KIDS TROUT FISHING DERBY ON SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2021! See below for more information.
The Rotary Club of Pittsford will hold its 24th annual Kids’ Fishing Tournament on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 in Powder Mills Park at the Powder Horn Lodge from 8:00AM-12:00PM. Registration is from 8:00-9:00AM and is free for all kids age 15 and under.
The tournament runs from 9:00-11:00AM, followed by an awards ceremony and hatchery tour. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park will stock fish for this event and donations will be accepted on behalf of the Riedman Foundation.
Rotarian and fishing enthusiast Harry Womeldorf organized the club’s first “Kids Derby” in 1997. Since then, over 3500 children have taken part in this Western New York event. The emphasis is on experiencing the adventure and excitement of fishing with family members of all ages. Click here to read more from the Pittsford Rotary Foundation’s Special Event Press Release.
2021 Derby Winners
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.
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.