The Riedman Foundation’s annual Trout Derby to benefit the Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park will take place on opening day, April 1.
“There’s no better way to celebrate the Riedman Foundation’s tradition of operating and funding the Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park than with this all-ages derby that attracts so many from our community,” said John Riedman, local businessman. “Multiple generations enjoy spending the day together in nature and sharing their love of fishing. We’ve watched children fish here for 16 years, many are off to college now and all have become fine anglers.”
The derby takes place in Powder Mills Park, 154 Park Road, Pittsford, from 7 a.m. to noon on April 1. Hundreds of participants — novices and experts, children and adults — will vie for prizes while demonstrating their support for the Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park.
Fishing takes place in designated areas of Irondequoit Creek within the boundaries of Powder Mills Park. Powder Horn Lodge serves as the official derby headquarters and weigh station.
Prizes will be awarded in three age categories, including ages 8 and younger, and features the Bank of America Angler Award, a $500 cash prize for the contestant reeling in the biggest brown trout.
The derby is open to the public for a $5 fee. Visit fishpowdermill.org for an application.
The Trout Derby will be conducted in accordance with state law. Participants ages 16 and older must have a valid fishing permit, and abide by state fish and game laws.