Kids Fishing Derby

This was the first annual Boys and Girls Club –
Get Hooked Fishing Derby event! August 6.2016

We had over 500 attend this event! Tons of prizes given out that day. It was a fun time! Look for the next one first Saturday in August 2017.

Gates will open at 6 a.m. with Donuts and Bisquits and Gravy available for those wishing to purchase breakfast. Fishing will being at 7:00 a.m. and go until 1:00 p.m. Shore fishing only! Illinois DNR has issued a special group fishing license for this event, so you do NOT need to purchase one if you do not have one! Yeah!

Lunch will be available from 10:30 – 1:00 pm. Fresh cooked Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, chips and snacks will available for purchase. Bar will be open. The RICC will be having a mobile beverage cart with soft drinks and water to purchase during the derby.

Boys and Girls Club will have 1000 restaurant quality catfish stocked and 350 of these fish will be tagged with various tags that will represent various prizes, with the grand prize being a NEW 2017 SUV from Zimmerman Honda.

Fishermen can pay a $10 admission fee that will limit them to only winning small prizes, or can pay a $25 admission fee that will allow them to win any of the prizes!

Food, beverages and bait will be available for purchase! Please bring your own tackle. Activities for kids will be going on throughout the morning, including a casting contest and minnow races!

Sign up today as this event will have a limited attendance! http://www.bgcmv.org/