Parkersburg Fishing Derby to be held April 20
PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Recreation Commission will hold the annual Parkersburg Fishing Derby on April 20 at City Park and Southwood Park in Parkersburg.
The derby will be 9 a.m.-noon at the ponds at both parks. It is free to all children ages 3-14.
Prizes awarded for first, second and third place in the age groups 3-6, 7-10 and 11-14, smallest fish, largest non-trout, tagged trout of which there is one in each pond and overall grand champion.
For more information go to woodrecreation.com.
The fishing times will be 9 a.m.-noon for ages 3-6; 9:15 a.m.-noon for ages 7-10; and 9:30 a.m.-noon for ages 11-14.
Proof of age may be required of winners.
The rules include: no fishing lures; no fishing from piers; one pole per fisherman; no net fishing; a limit of four fish per fisherman; adults may assist the fisherman, however, only the ages specified are permitted to fish; decisions of judges are final.
No public fishing will be permitted for two days prior to the derby at either park. Public fishing will resume at 1 p.m. on the day of the derby.
State and federal regulations are in effect, including necessary licenses and stamps.
All fish must be caught during the derby in order to claim prizes.