Wildlife Refuge will host youth fishing derby on June 1

Posted 25 May 2019 at 5:12 pm

Press Release, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge

BASOM – The Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge is hosting the 28th annual youth fishing derby on June 1 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The derby is held during National Fishing and Boating Week at Ringneck Marsh on Iroquois NWR.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Rods and reels will be available for children to borrow if needed and worms will be provided as bait. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Inc. who will be providing door prizes and trophies for the anglers with the three biggest fish in each age group (under 7, 8-12, and 13-17).

New this year will be trophies and prizes for the most persistent angler (total length of all fishes caught in any age group) and the angler who catches the most species (any age group).

The fishing derby and all activities are free to the public. For more information, please contact refuge staff at 585.948.5445 ext. 7037 or visit the web site at www.fws.gov/refuge/iroquois.

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