Local children invited to annual Trout Derby

By Jennifer Woods - jwoods@aimmediamidwest.com

This Saturday is the Fayette Trout Derby for children at Eyman Park in Washington Court House

The age of children who can register and fish during the event is 15 and under. Participants must bring their own poles. While there will be some bait and tackle furnished, participants are encouraged to bring their own as there won’t be enough available to furnish it for everyone.

Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The event is free but registration enters participants into random drawings for door prizes, including bicycles. Fishing is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eyman Park is located near the old pool in Washington Court House.

Bill Greene, the person in charge of the derby, said it’s been happening annually for approximately 20 years. He said, “It’s a community event.”

According to Greene, some of the businesses and groups helping to make the derby possible include Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Fayette County Fish and Game, the City of Washington Court House, Fayette County Ohio Bass Club, Walmart, Community Action, and Andy Lewis—State Farm Insurance.

Greene said the event happens so “little kids that never get to fish will have the opportunity.”

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By Jennifer Woods