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2024 Powder Mills Park Fishing Derby

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Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park | Operated by the Riedman Foundation

21st Annual Fish Derby

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for more information
and requirements.

Where: Powder Mills Park, 115 Park Road, Pittsford.

Derby headquarters will be stationed in Powder Horn Lodge

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There is a nominal $5 fee
for participants aged 9 and older.
(8 and younger are free!)

We would like to thank all of our sponsors and Bank of America for sponsoring our top prize, the $500 Angler Award for largest brown trout caught.

And a shout out to Bass Pro Shops for supporting our fish derby again this year with gift cards that will be used as some of the prizes given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in three age brackets (age 8 & younger, age 9-15 and age 16 & older).

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.

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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