Free fishing derby in Avon Lake

A free fishing derby for kids is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at Walker Road Park at 31558 Walker Road in Avon Lake.

The annual Fall Fishing Derby lets you cast a line in search of largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, among others.

This is a catch-and-release tournament. If you top the current leader, bring your big fish to an entry table to be measured and added to a winner’s board.

Also, the Avon Lake Boat Club will fry fish sandwiches.

Bait will be provided. Bring a pole if you have one. If not, poles will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Registration is encouraged at, but drop-ins are welcome.

The fishing derby is made possible by Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, USFWS Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Act, and the Avon Lake Boat Club.

Image credit: Carol Harper

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