25th Annual Pike County Commissioners Fishing Derby

25th Annual Pike County Commissioners Fishing Derby

The Pike County Commissioners are pleased to announce the 25th Annual Fishing Derby has been scheduled for Saturday, April 15, 2023, rain or shine, from 8:00 a.m. until noon, at Lily Pond, off Rt. 6 on Schocopee Road.

Children 16 and under are welcome to participate. Prizes will be awarded to the largest trout caught among each age group. This year’s prizes include fishing poles, rods, reel kits and various fishing accessories. Random drawing prizes will also be awarded throughout the event.

There is no fee to participate. Each child must have their own registration form completed and signed by a parent or guardian. Registration can be completed online at www.pikepa.org/fishingderby or in-person at the derby.

To ensure a fun and safe event for all, a few rules will be enforced.

  • PA fishing laws and regulations will apply
  • Participants must be accompanied by an adult
  • Fishing is permitted anywhere on the pond
  • Participants must provide their own tackle and bait
  • Participants may only use one fishing pole
  • Each participant is allowed only one trout to be measured for the contest
  • Parents, please remember this event is for the children

Lily Pond will be stocked with a combination of 600 rainbow, brook and golden trout, ranging from 12 to 17 inches. Stocking will occur prior to the start of the derby at approximately 7:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend and help stock the pond. The stocking of this year’s trout was generously sponsored by Northwell Health.

Refreshments will be available for purchase, provided by Friends of Warrior Football.

If your organization would like to be a sponsor of the 25th Annual Commissioners Fishing Derby, please contact the Pike County Commissioners’ Office at (570) 296-7613.