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

25th Annual Kids’ Trout Fishing Derby to be held Saturday, May 14th, 2022

This year’s Derby will be held Saturday, May 14th in Powder Mills Park at the Powder Horn Lodge in conjunction with the Town of Pittsford Parks & Rec Department and the Monroe County Parks Department.

The event is FREE. Registration is available online prior to the event, or in person starting at 8:00 am. on Derby Day, exclusively for kids 15 years of age and younger.

  • Click here for more information
  • Click here to register online

Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park 2022 Derby Winners and more…

2022 Winner

Click here for more images of the 2022 Derby.
Thank you to all who came out!


Angler Award for Biggest Brown Trout Catch:

Robert K., 9.63lb & 26.50″

Kids 8 and Younger:

1. Duncan H., 1.85lb & 15.25″
2. Carter S., 1.41lb & 14.25″

Kids 9 – 15:

1. Jack B., 3.99lb & 19.00″
2. Nate J., 2.66lb & 17.50″
3. Dean J., 2.24lb & 16.50″

Adult Largest Catch:

1. Uasko D., 9.47lb & 26.50″
Rich M., 8.42lb & 25.50″
Giffin G., 7.56lb & 25.25″

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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