Pike County Commissioners 24th Annual Fishing Derby

The Pike County Commissioners are pleased to announce that the 24th annual fishing derby has been scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. until noon, at Lily Pond, off Rt. 6 on Schocopee Road. This is the first time in since 2019 that the derby will be held. It was halted in both 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions. 

The derby will be held rain or shine. Lily Pond will be stocked at approximately 7:00 a.m. on the day of the derby.  

The event is open, free of charge, to children under the age of 16. Prizes will be awarded for the largest trout caught among each age group. Prizes may include fishing poles, rods, reel kits and various other fishing accessories. Random drawing prizes will also be awarded to children in various age groups throughout the event. The prizes were generously donated by local sponsors. 

To ensure a safe and fun event, a few rules will be enforced. PA fishing laws and regulations will apply, and participants must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing is permitted anywhere on the pond. Participants must provide their own tackle and bait and may only use one fishing pole. Each participant is allowed to enter only one trout to be measured for the contest. 

Registration for the event is free. Each child must have their own registration form completed and signed by a parent or guardian. Participants can register either online via www.pikepa.org/fishingderby or on the day of the event.  

“The fishing derby is a fun event for the children of Pike County to get out and enjoy the outdoors. We are pleased that we are able to put it on this year. We encourage all residents to attend. It is a great opportunity for the whole family to get together and make memories,” says Pike County Commissioner Chairman Matthew M. Osterberg.  

The Pike County Commissioners would like to thank the many local sponsors for their continued support in making this event a great success.  

For more information on the Fishing Derby, please contact the Pike County Commissioners’ Office at 570-296-3569.