Thursday, June 2, 2016

Free Kids Fishing Derby at Wide Waters

The annual Catch & Release Kids’ Fishing Derby will return to Wide Waters Marina on Sunday, June 19th, 2016.  Hosted by Lock-City Moose Lodge #617, this free event is open to all children 15 years old and younger.  Participants do not need to be Lockport residents to join in the fun.  Although the derby has been held for many years, this is just the second year it is being hosted by the Moose Lodge.  Event committee member Phyllis Kelkenberg states “Many area businesses and volunteers have come together to help make this a great event which we are hoping to grow for many years to come.  We want to make it a Father’s Day tradition.”

Prizes will be awarded in various categories, but ultimately every child will go away with something.  Lunch is also included.  Kelkenberg goes on to say “Pre-registration is encouraged to help determine the amount of prizes and food we will need, but we always over-plan so that no child will be left out.  We set a deadline date of June 5th, but we will continue to take forms up until and even the morning of the event”.

Fishing and registration will begin at 7:30 AM.  Weigh-Ins will take place from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.  Lunch will be served at 11:00.  The day will conclude with prizes being awarded at 12:00 Noon.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Registration forms are available at the following Lockport Locations: Lock City Moose Lodge, 204 Monroe Street, The Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara Street, and Ticklebridge, 12 Market Street in the Bewley Building.  It can also be downloaded by visiting  For additional information or to support the event, please contact Phyllis at 716.417.4198.