31st Annual Kids Fishing Derby

Project Description

For the past 30 years, the Optimist Club of Collingwood has initiated and sponsored a fish derby for the youth of the area.  The event takes place at Shipyard Park near the boat launching station. Taking place on July 1st, 2017

Kids fish and compete for trophies in various categories and age groups:

  • The Biggest Fish
  • The Smallest Fish
  • The Ugliest Fish

They enter the casting contest, after mastering the technique, for trophies.

All children are treated to barbequed hot dogs and pop.

Over the past 3 years, partnering with the Georgian Triangle Anglers Association, the Optimist Club of Collingwood have been able to give each angler a new rod/reel and lure set!

It is a great 1/2 day of fun and fishing that kids look forward to as an indication that school is over for the year.


Time: 8 am to 12 noon

Date: July 1st, 2017

Location: Registration on Heritage Way (right beside the boat ramp)

Cost: Free to all kids!


  • Kids free admission includes hot dogs and soda
  • Please bring your fishing gear.
  • Parents do not need to have a fishing license for children to participate


6 Heritage Dr, Collingwood, ON L9Y 0E8

Project Goal

To get kids outdoors and enjoy some fun while fishing with friends and family!

Current and Needed Partners

Georgian Triangle Anglers Association
The Optimist Club of Collingwood


This project hopes to engage: participants.

Date and Time

Start Date: 01/07/2017
End Date: 01/07/2017

Time of Day: 8:00am-12:00pm


Project Contact: Jason Booth
Email: jasonkbooth@gmail.com
Website: Visit 31st Annual Kids Fishing Derby Website

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