Dearborn Rotary’s Fishing Derby ‘catches on’

Photo courtesy of the Rotary Club of Dearborn. Young fishermen patiently wait to catch fish at last year’s Dearborn Rotary fishing derby.

Photo courtesy of the Rotary Club of Dearborn. Young fishermen patiently wait to catch fish at last year’s Dearborn Rotary fishing derby.

DEARBORN – Children ages 12 and under are invited to participate in a free catch-and-release Fishing Derby at this year’s Dearborn Homecoming.

Located at Ford Field Pond on the south side Ford Field Park 22051 Cherry Hill, the Fishing Derby takes place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 6. The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Dearborn with fishing supplies provided by Eppinger Manufacturing Co. of Dearborn.

This is the 12th year that the Rotary Club has organized and sponsored the Fishing Derby for children and families. Rotarians volunteer to assist participating children and families during the event.

The longest fish caught in a past year was a 14-inch largemouth bass. Prizes are awarded for the longest and most fish caught in three different age groups.

“The poles and bait are free,” said Regan Ford, Dearborn Rotary president. “It’s a fun activity for families and Rotarians.”

Participants are invited to register on the day of the event at the Ford Field Park South Shelter.

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