Fishing events set for Civitan Park

BELPRE — The Belpre Homecoming Buddy Bass tournament and Kids Fishing Derby will be held on Aug. 3 at Civitan Park.

The Buddy Bass event offers $2,500 in guaranteed cash prizes. “Big Bass” is provided by Wright’s Riverside Marine and Blair Construction, with trophies provided by Swarzel Marine and D and D Trophies. Additional main sponsor is Hornbeck’s Bait-N-Tackle.

Entry is $60 per boat and a partner is mandatory. The Buddy Bass tournament will go from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is 4:30-6:30 a.m. at Belpre Boat Ramp in Civitan Park or at drivers’ meeting 4:30-6 a.m. at Belpre McDonald’s. Advance registration must be received by Frontier Bassmasters no later than Friday, Aug. 2, and entrants will be assigned a boat number in order of receipt.

Boat check and launch begins at 6 a.m. Polymer Services will be providing hot dogs and drinks at weigh-in.

The Kids’ Fishing Derby (age 14 and under) will be held at Civitan Park Lake from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. There will be prizes and trophies awarded in three age groups.

Early registration forms are now available at Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce office, 713 Park Drive; Belpre City Building, or by calling Tim Williams at 304-422-7835.

Additional sponsors of the tournament are Ohio River Outdoors–Doug Tingler, Pro Tackle Crafters, Schwarzel Marine, 7 Rivers Marine, State Farm–Chuck Noffsinger of Vienna, VFW 1212, Wingrove Jewelers, Wrights Riverside Marine, Backlash Baits, Steve Russell Construction of Coolville, Constitution Bait and Tackle, Malone’s Marine, Kraton, Kroger of Belpre, Lemon and Barretts ATV, Marlow Fisheries, McDonald’s of Belpre, Joe and Joseph Mitchem ORBT, United Rentals, JT and Assoc.-Julie Tallhammer, Dunbar and Fowler Attorneys-Rick Dunbar, Mark Delli-Gatti DDS, George Hamilton Insulation-Casey O’Brien, Bill Mossor Surveying, Dew Drop Inn, and Main St. Truss.