Parkland Fishing derby

Parkland Fishing derby

The City of Parkland Annually holds a four-part youth fishing tournament at the fishing pier at Pine Trails Park in the heart of the city. With fishing dates in May, June, July, and the last installment in August, young contestants compete for prizes for largest fish, smallest fish, most fish caught, and more.

This annual summer event is enjoyed by the youth who participate and their parents alike. The next tournament date is Saturday, June 15th just in time for Father’s Day! Followed by Saturday, July 13th and the final date is scheduled for Saturday, August 10th. All three dates run from 8:00 am through 10:00 am with the awards presented immediately after.

This is a free event, open to the public for participants ages 3-12 years old held at the Pine Trails Park fishing pier. Check-in will start at 7:45 A.M. and the sounding of a horn will start (8:00 A.M.) and finish (10:00 A.M.) the derby.

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1. Fishing can be on the pier or the surrounding shoreline of the lake. Please do not wade in the water and be aware there have been alligator sightings.

2. Participants are responsible for bringing all necessary fishing supplies (fishing pole, line, bait, hooks)

3. Due to the close quarters of the many participants, we ask that you use caution when casting your line and refrain from using artificial bait and lures with many hooks.

4. Most Importantly Have Fun!