DUCK POND FISHING DERBY FOR KIDS

This event for Ages 3-15 is held in sponsorship with TWRA, Wal-Mart and other area organizations. Trophies are awarded in each age division for the largest fish and the most fish caught. Overall event winner for each category will receive a trophy as well. All participants receive a ribbon and are eligible to win door prizes including a grand prize. A waterplay area, an archery and air rifle area, and other games will also be available after weigh-in.

Ages 3-15 • Saturday, June 9, 2018 • Alcoa Duck Pond

Date

Saturday, June  9, 2018 (Rain Date: June 10   1:00-4:30 PM)

Location

Alcoa Duck Pond

Time

8:00 AM  – 1:00 PM

Registration

Pre-register on-line at www.parksrec.com or at the Parks & Rec. office through 4:00 PM Friday before the event, June 8. Registration also taken on-site the day of the event from 7:00-8:00 AM.  Everyone must check-in at the Registration Tent the morning of the event.

Cost

$7.00 pre-registration $10.00 day of the event

REGISTER ONLINE

RULES & INFORMATION

  • Even if you have pre-registered, you must check-in on-site at red/white tent for your goody bag and door prize tickets.
  • Drink and goody bag guaranteed to the first 300 participants (includes Fishing Derby keepsake).
  • All participants are eligible for numerous door prizes including a grand prize.
  • Event management provided by Parks & Rec. staff, TWRA, and area volunteers.
  • Trophy for the Overall Event Champion for the “Largest Fish” caught, as well as the “Most Fish” caught.
  • 1st place trophies will be awarded in each age group for the “Largest Fish” (weight).
  • 1st-4th place trophies will be awarded in each age group for the “Most Fish” (total weight of 10 fish maximum).
  • Age divisions: 3-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-12, 13-15
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate in the Fishing Derby.
  • Participants may use 1 ROD ONLY, and be considerate of other participants at all times.
  • Bank fishing only - No wading. - Event encourages catch and release. Please bring stringer and bucket!
  • All fish must be checked in to be eligible for awards.
  • Adults are allowed to provide assistance only with baiting, casting and removing fish from hook, but cannot “fish” for the participant. Fishing for participant may result in forfeiture of awards eligibility.
  • Parents should visit our website Saturday morning in case of cancellation due to inclement weather. If cancelled, the Derby will be re-scheduled for Sunday, June 7, 1:00-4:30 p.m.
  • No fishing license is required on event day.

2017 FISHING DERBY RESULTS

Parks & Recreation, TWRA, and area sponsors held their 25th annual Alcoa Duck Pond Fishing Derby for Kids on Saturday, June 10 with 200 kids participating. Awards were given for the Overall Event Biggest Fish and Overall Event Most Fish Caught per Weight (up to 10 fish), as well as for Biggest Fish and Most Fish Caught (up to 10 fish) in each age group. Parks & Recreation, Walmart, TWRA, and Appalachian Dental were major sponsors of the event who contributed to the organization, assistance, and the many door prize drawings and giveaways at the event. Congratulations to this year's winners:

Overall Event - Biggest Fish

Bryson Green (3.32 lbs)

Overall Event - Most Fish Per Weight (Up to 10 Fish)

Bryson Green (4.94 lbs)

Award winners for Ages 3 & 4:

Biggest Fish – Kendall Finfrock (0.60 lbs)

1st Place Most Fish – Kendall Finfrock (0.60 lbs)

2nd Place Most Fish Tie – Zayden Blevins &

                                              Remington Carnegie (0.20 lbs)

 3rd Place Most Fish – Kaylor Hard (0.14 lbs)

4th Place Most Fish – Riley Ford (0.10 lbs)

Award winners for Ages 11-12:

Biggest Fish – Kendra Ellison (1.26 lbs)

1st Place Most Fish – Kendra Ellison (1.26 lbs)

2nd Place Most Fish – Titus Satterfield (1.22 lbs)

3rd Place Most Fish – Riley Stroud (0.90 lbs)

4th Place Most Fish – Keegan Muse (0.80 lbs)

Award winners for Ages 5-7:

Biggest Fish – Bryson Green (3.32 lbs)

1st Place Most Fish – Bryson Green (4.94 lbs)

2nd Place Most Fish – Chilton St James (2.54 lbs)

3rd Place Most Fish – Aaliyah Smelcer (1.54 lbs)

4th Place Most Fish – Bryan Wise (0.88 lbs)

Award winners for Ages 13-15:

Biggest Fish – Shaley Simon (2.50 lbs)

1st Place Most Fish – Brandon Payne (3.90 lbs)

2nd Place Most Fish – Shaley Simon (3.18 lbs)

3rd Place Most Fish – William Knochel (2.68 lbs)

4th Place Most Fish – Brier Lowe (2.44 lbs)

Award winners for Ages 8-10:

Biggest Fish – Landon Lodge (1.88 lbs)

1st Place Most Fish – Landon Lodge (3.70 lbs)

2nd Place Most Fish – Emory Gamble (1.84 lbs)

3rd Place Most Fish – Logan Strickland (1.76 lbs)

4th Place Most Fish – Elijah Tyson (1.72 lbs)

The Parks and Recreation Commission does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information or disabling condition in employment opportunities or in the provision of parks and recreation services.