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     2020 Riedman Foundation Trout Derby Has Been Cancelled

– An Important Update –

Due to NY Pause and the associated restrictions/guidelines that have been put in place by federal, state and local government, the Riedman Foundation regretfully announces that the 2020 Fishing Derby is officially “cancelled”.

For those wishing a refund of any registration dues paid, please contact us at with your name and mailing address.

Any registrants wishing to donate their previously paid fee, rest assured that your donation will support the many ongoing community projects within the Riedman Foundation Fish Hatchery located at Powder Mill Park. Thank you.

– An Important Update –

Please refrain from parking at or visiting the facility. We apologize for the inconvenience and will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. We appreciate your support and cooperation, stay safe!

If you have questions about the fishing season, please visit New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) website:

During the evolving COVID-19 situation, please review the DEC webpage for how to enjoy NY’s outdoors safely, locally, and responsibly before visiting state lands. Click here for a quick summary of social distancing while outdoors.

Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park

Operated by the Riedman Foundation

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.

Our 2020 Derby Sponsors

2020 Derby Sponsors
Postcard 1933

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

News & Events

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.
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