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Fishing Derby

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THE ANNUAL FISHING DERBY HAS BEEN CHANGED TO A VIRAL FISHING DERBY. PLEASE SEE THE INFORMATION BELOW. 

Dr. Michael Horton Fishing Derby
September 12 – September 26
Community Park Pond 
Go fishing at the pond at Community Park anytime between September 12 – 26. We’ll stock the pond, you bring your rod and bait! Send us a photo of you and the fish you caught by September 27 to recreation@fairbornoh.gov.

Entries must include: 
•             Your name and age ( and parent’s name if photo submission is for child)
•             Address
•             Phone number
•             Date you went fishing at the park! 

Participants will be entered into a drawing for prizes, such as games, toys, gift certificates, and tickets to local attractions for you to enjoy. It will be a REEL good time. Fishing at Community Park is catch & release only. Fishing licenses are not required. FREE kid fishing poles will be available for pick-up at the Parks & Recreation office 461 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm while supplies last. One pole per child.

*by participating, you agree to allow us to use you and/or your child’s photograph on social media and future marketing publications*

Thank you to our sponsors: Fairborn Parks Foundation, Cabela’s, Wright State University, Fairborn Community Library, Cassano’s Pizza, Young’s Jersey Dairy, and Ali Industries




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