|Club sets annual fishing derby|
|Sunday, July 14, 2013 11:44 PM|
The Delphos Coon and Sportsmen Club will sponsor its annual “Kids Fishing Derby” from 8-11 a.m. Saturday.
The derby will be held at the Coon and Sportsmen Club quarry located at the west edge of Delphos on St. Rt. 697 (West Ohio Street).
The event is open to all children in the area up to the age of 14, not just members’ children.
Parents are asked to accompany the young fishers, for safety reasons and to register prior to fishing.
Two bicycles — one girl’s and one boy’s — will be given for the largest fish caught by each. Rods and reels and other fishing equipment will be awarded at the conclusion of the fishing derby at the clubhouse. Hot dogs, pop and snacks will be made available at the clubhouse for those fishing.
The quarry is stocked with bluegill, crappie, perch and bass and provides a large quantity of fish to be caught.
The club hopes to give the youngsters an entertaining day along with giving them a constructive lifestyle hobby which they can enjoy the rest of their lives.
The fishing derby is made possible from funding by the Delphos Coon and Sportsmen Club along with the many donations made by many business and corporations from the local area.