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32nd Annual

Kids’ Fishing Derby

Saturday, June 6, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Hurshtown Reservoir, 16000 Roth Rd., Grabill IN

Fishing is a favorite Hoosier pastime that fosters patience, coordination and an appreciation for nature! Please join us for the 32nd Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby at the pristine Hurshtown Reservoir. The derby is open to children ages 16 and younger. An adult must accompany all contestants. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish caught in 4 age categories. Each participant may enter only one fish. The grand prize will go to the child that 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 at 11:00. Awards will be at 12:00 p.m. Contestants must be present to win. Contestants should bring their own bait, tackle and bucket to hold their fish. Because this is a free fishing day, no fishing licenses are required! This contest is catch and release only. Please call or e-mail Eden at 427-6008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Admission to Hurshtown is $4 per car. The derby is FREE.

PLEASE NOTE: To comply with state requirements due to COVID-19, only the first 100 visitors will be permitted, then the reservoir gates will be closed.


Indiana Free Fishing Days

in Fort Wayne Parks

Indiana’s free fishing days are June 6-7 and September 26. Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish the state’s public waters on those days. Enjoy fishing at Salomon Farm Park, Hurshtown Reservoir, Shoaff Park, Johnny Appleseed, Franke, Guldlin or Headwaters Park. Check out Salomon Farm Park for special youth fishing events and mark your calendar for Hurshtown Reservoir’s June 6 Family Fishing Derby!



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Enjoy some photos from previous events:

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