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May 5, 2018
All Day
Prospect Park
107 Prospect Road
Mount Airy, MD 21771
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Prospect Park Clyde F. Gibson Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and fishing is permitted from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. The fishing derby was recently renamed 'The Annual Clyde F. Gibson Fishing Derby' in memory of Clyde Gibson, a Mount Airy Lions Club member, who passed away in 2010 and ran this event for 17 years. Prizes are awarded for the fisherman who lands the biggest fish in length, second biggest fish in length, smallest in length, and the most combined total weight of fish caught. All participants receive a certificate of participation and a gift. The event is free, but each child should bring their own pole, fishing gear, and large bucket to hold their live catch. The contest is open to participants from the tri-county area from ages 2 - 15 years of age. No license is required for the event. Younger children should be accompanied by a parent or someone who can help safely bait the hook and remove fish from the hook. The Lion's Club will have refreshments available for all participants.