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Wilton Cub Scout Pack 22 Plan Annual Fishing Derby for Saturday, April 30th

posted Apr 25, 2016, 10:05 AM by Admin User   [ updated Apr 25, 2016, 10:18 AM ]

Wilton, CT.  Wilton Cub Scout Pack 22 will host its annual Spring Fishing Derby at the Wilton Family YMCA Pond on Saturday, April 30th.  The Derby is open to all ages and abilities, and no fishing license needed to participate.  The Pack will stock the Kiwanis Pond with more than 200 rainbow and brook trout to maximize each participant’s chances of catching a fish.  This is a great event – whether you want introduce your kids (or you) to fishing for the first time, or you have many fishing seasons under your belt but love the challenge of catching these trout.

Cub Scout Pack 22 volunteer Lars Cherichetti remarks, “Pack 22 invests thousands into this opportunity for the community each year.  It is just such a great way for families to enjoy a day outside pursuing a Connecticut right of spring…catching trout with rod and reel.”

Please bring you own equipment (rod, reel & tackle).  No worries if you don’t have your own fishing rod yet, Trout Unlimited will provide a limited number of rods to borrow during the event.

Catch one of the monstrous tagged trout and win a fishing rod, landing net, or other prize.  There will be five tagged fish lurking in the pond.  Catch a one of these lunkers and take home a prize. 

The bait and lure fishing portion of the Derby will be held from 7:00AM to 5:00PM, and a special fly fishing portion from 5:00PM-6:00PM.   Bait will be available to purchase at the Fishing Derby. We will also be offering some healthy snacks and beverages for sale.

The event will be held rain or shine.  Come to the entrance to the pond at the Wilton Family YMCA on Danbury Road.  Admissions for participants ages 6 and under is FREE, ages 7 to 18 is $8, and adults $12.   We are also offering a family rate of $25.  Pay once and come and go all day. 

We hope you come and fill your creel, and don’t forget to post a picture of that first fish and a smile!

Pack 22 expresses its sincere thanks to Trout Unlimited and the Wilton Family YMCA for their enthusiasm and support.


Stocking the pond!


Lars Cherichetti [] or Frank Bria []

Wilton Cub Scout Pack 22