Contact: David Irwin
Powder Mills Park
Pittsford, NY 14534
United States of America

Kids age 15 and younger can experience the adventure and excitement of fishing with family and friends at our 24th annual Kids’ Trout Fishing Derby May 8. The event is free and open to the public at the Shady Rest Shelter and Powderhorn Lodge at Powder Mills Park in Pittsford.

Registration starts at 8 a.m. and is also available in advance online.  The fishing contest will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by an awards ceremony and fish hatchery tour at 11:30 a.m.  

The club is sponsoring the event with the Town of Pittsford Parks and Recreation Department.

Co-sponsors include the Monroe County Department of Parks and Recreation; O’Grady and Associates Financial Advisors; the New York State Conservation Officers Association; Bullseye Sportsfishing Charters; and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Special thanks to The Riedman Foundation for funding and operating the hatchery and making the Pittsford Rotary Club Fishing Derby possible.


The Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park will be stocking fish for this event. Donations will be accepted on their behalf.  Scouts from the Seneca Council Boy Scouts of America will be helping to promote the derby as part of their fishing merit badge program.

Rotarian and fishing enthusiast Harry Womeldorf organized the club’s first “Kids Derby” in 1997. Since then, more 3,500 children have taken part in this Western New York event. The emphasis is on experiencing the adventure and excitement of fishing with family members of all ages.

For more information  visit or call the tournament chairperson Kevin O'Grady at 641-0668 or email