SAT MAY 18th, 2024 – The Annual Childrens Fishing derby

Children’s Annual Fishing Derby – Saturday, May 18th

Let’s FISH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This year the Derby will be held at 8:00A.M. at Pete Rix Park on 134th Street

Our first fish drop will be sometime around May 10th (or so) and the lake will be closed from that day until the day of the Fishing Derby.  Signs will be posted, and the Lake will be monitored to ensure a fun experience for all!

“I Got One”

The fishing derby is open to all children between the ages of 5 to 12 years old.  A special fishing activity is set up for children UNDER the age of 5

All children MUST be register/check between 8:00 am and 9:00am – Tickets will be given out and must be kept for the Raffle Drawing.

9:00 am Fishing starts NOW and goes until Noon

11:00 am to 12:30 pm Weigh in Time

12:30pm to 1:00pm – Prizes/Raffle Drawing and Awards: YOU MUST HAVE YOUR TICKET

12:30 pm Lunch starts!


1.) Only the children can fish during the derby.  Adults can fish after 12:00 pm.

2.) They must keep and bring in the first three (3) fish caught.

3.) They must live in Lake of the Woods or be accompanied by a relative or friend who lives in Lake of the Woods Community Club.

4.) All Children must catch their fish.  This is defined as setting the hook and reeling in the fish by him or herself.  An adult may help with casting the line and netting the fish.

If on a boat, please wear your safety vests!!

“I caught one!  It was  THIS BIG!!!!


Note: According to Washington Dept. Of Fish and Wildlife all fishermen – age 15 and older – must have a fresh water fishing license.  This applies to anyone fishing on our lake, despite the fact that it is a private lake and we purchase the fish. While the licenses are required by the State, we lack resources to check for compliance.