Albion Sportsmen’s Association will host 27th annual kids’ fishing derby on Aug. 12

File photo by Tom Rivers: These kids try catching fish lastAug. 13 for the 26th Daniel Spierdowis Memorial Fishing Derby. The event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. The Sportsmen’s Association brought it back last year and 63 kids tried to catch fish.

Posted 3 August 2023 at 9:21 am

Press Release, Albion Sportsmen’s Association

ALBION – Free fishing. Free food and drinks. Lots of prizes.

What better way to spend a Saturday.

The 27th Annual Danny Spierdowis Memorial Kids’ Fishing Derby will be from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 12 at Albion Sportsmen’s Association on Keitel Road.

The derby is open to Orleans County residents ages 16 and under, with prizes given to all entrants and special prizes awarded to the winners in all age groups and categories. Last year, 18 children won fishing poles and all entrants received mini-tackle boxes full of tackle.

The not-for-profit club provides drinks and lunch to all the children and parents.

The derby is named in honor of Danny Spierdowis, who died at age 19 in a car crash Jan. 20, 1990.

Anyone wishing to participate in the derby must register before Aug. 12 by calling or texting Scott DeSmit at 585-815-5150. You can also email him at Please provide the names and ages of the children and the number of adults attending.