Fishing

Kick back, cast a line, and enjoy nature while fishing - from our designated spots on shore, from your boat out in the water, or from a pier at a variety of our lakes and ponds.

Fishing licenses are required for ages 16 and older and all ODNR regulations apply.

Ice Access:
Ice is never considered safe to walk on. Ice skating, ice fishing, and walking on ice for any reason is strictly at your own risk.

Bass Boat Tournaments

Three bass fishing tournaments open to the public will happen at the Alliance area reservoirs throughout 2022.  Find out more information.  

Open Bass Tournament
April 23, 2022, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Walborn Reservoir


June 18 2022, Registration begins at 6 a.m. with fishing from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weigh-in begins at 3 p.m.

Walborn Reservoir
The original May 28 date advertised in the Spring Newsletter will now happen on June 18, 2022.  

Open Bass Tournament
Oct. 8, 2022, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Deer Creek Reservoir

Electric Motors only.

2022 Kids Fishing Derby Circuit

Kids Fishing Derby with fishing bobbers in between words

Kids 4-15 can join us for the 2022 derby circuit below.  Sponsored by Stark County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Berkley Fishing Team, and Stark Parks.  

Jack Cullen Towpath Trail Trout Derby
Sat., April 30, 8 a.m.
Lock 4, Canal Fulton

Richard Fry Memorial Catfish Derby
Sat., May 14, 8 am.
Petros Lake Park

"Pep" Tamargo Memorial Derby
Sat., May 21, 8 a.m.
Sippo Lake Park-Marina
**Pre-registration required.  Lunch, trophies, and prizes provided by the Berkley Fishing Team.   

Cook's Lagoon Derby
(Ages 4 to 15 and Seniors)
Sat., June 11, 8 a.m.
Cook's Lagoon

Sandy & Beaver Canal Derby
Sat., Aug. 13, Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Location TBD

Two boys fishing at Cook's Lagoon Bridge