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Hurshtown 50th Anniversary Celebration & Family Fishing Derby


Saturday, June 1, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Hurshtown Reservoir is 50 years old and we’re having a party! Register for the Family Fishing Derby or just come out and enjoy the other fun activities. Whip ‘N Chill will be on site with sweets and beverages for purchase throughout the morning and a free community picnic will be held across the road courtesy of Countryside Church of Christ immediately following the 12:00 p.m. fishing derby awards ceremony. Don’t miss this day of family fun at Hurshtown Reservoir!

  • Fishing Derby
  • Foot Darts
  • Foot Golf
  • Slackline
  • Nine Square in the Air
  • Bubble Machine
  • Kayaking
  • Rowing
  • Family Picnic

Fishing Derby Details

The fishing derby is open to all ages. All children underage 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish caught in 5 age categories. Each participant may enter only one fish. The grand prize will go to the person who catches the biggest fish overall.On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Fishing begins at 8:00 a.m. and continues until the weigh-in begins at 11:00. Awards will be announced at 12:00 p.m. Contestants must be present to win. Please bring your own bait, tackle and bucket to hold your fish. Because this is a free fishing day, no fishing licenses are required! This contest is catch and release only.Admission to the reservoir is $4 per vehicle. The fun and games are free!

Location : Hurshtown Reservoir, 16000 Roth Rd. in Grabill
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