Free youth fish­ing derby com­ing up

The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) - - FRONT PAGE - For in­for­ma­tion, call 860638-4500.

MID­DLE­TOWN >> The city will host a youth fish­ing derby April 29 at But­ter­nut Pond from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The event, spon­sored by the city’s re­cre­ation and com­mu­nity ser­vices, plan­ning, con­ser­va­tion and de­vel­op­ment; pub­lic works and health de­part­ments, will be held rain or shine. It is for Mid­dle­town res­i­dents ages 4 to 14.

Vol­un­teers will be avail­able to help chil­dren and there will be a lim­ited num­ber of fish­ing poles to bor­row. The Fishin’ Fac­tory of Mid­dle­town has do­nated bait for the free event.

On-site reg­is­tra­tion that day runs from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with awards at 10:45 a.m.

Reg­is­tra­tion is avail­able on­line at mid­dle­townct. gov/web­trac, by mail or in per­son at the se­nior cen­ter, 61 Du­rant Ter­race.

On the day of the derby, reg­is­tra­tions will be taken on a lim­ited ba­sis — up to 250 slots are open.


More than 200 chil­dren tried their hands at catch­ing trout dur­ing the city’s fish­ing derby last year at But­ter­nut Hol­low Park in Mid­dle­town.

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