Family and friends mourn the loss of the benefactor of the Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park, John Riedman. Mr. Riedman departed this life on May 18, 2019 but left all of us with a legacy of a strong work ethic, a commitment to his community and incredible generosity in support of things that mattered to him.
2019 Riedman Foundation Opening Day Trout Derby
It was a snowy and cold morning and then the sun came out in Powder Mills Park, where 6-year-old Collin Humphrey of Scottsville reeled in a 10.89-pound, 27 1/4-inch brown trout to earn the top prize—the Bank of America Angler Award—at the Annual Riedman Foundation Trout Derby on April 1, 2019.
In total, more than 350 participated in the 2019 Derby, which benefits the Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park.
Click here for a listing of all of the winners.
Click on any image below to see the 2019 Derby Photo Gallery.
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.