2022 Kids Fishing Derbies

Kids with fishing poles and prizes

Derby Circuit-Spring and Summer 2022

Stark Parks is happy to announce all derbies will be returning this spring.  Like so many programs, the annual children’s derbies were put on hold due to pandemic restrictions. The always-popular Jack Cullen Towpath Trail Trout Derby will kick off the fishing derby circuit for kiddos ages 4-15 at Lock 4 on April 30. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Longtime partners, Stark County Federation of Conservation Clubs and the Berkley Fishing Team will be on hand to help measure fish, provide prizes, and share a few fishing tips, too.

Jack Cullen Towpath Trail Trout Derby (Ages 4-15) – Sat., April 30 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Lock 4 Trailhead located at 6575 Erie Ave. NW Canal Fulton 44614

Richard Fry Memorial Catfish Derby (Ages 4-15) – Sat., May 14 at 8 a.m. at Petros Lake Park located at 3519 Perry Dr. SW Canton 44706

“Pep” Tamargo Memorial/Berkley Derby (Ages 4-15) – Sat., May 21 at 8 a.m. at Sippo Lake Park and Marina located at 5300 Tyner St. NW Canton 44708 Pre-registration is required. Lunch, trophies, and prizes provided by the Berkley Fishing Team.

Cook’s Lagoon Derby (Ages 4-15 and Seniors) – Sat., June 11 at 8 a.m. at Cook’s Lagoon located at 1819 Mahoning Rd. NE Canton 44705

Sandy & Beaver Canal Derby (Ages 4-15) – Sat., August 13 at 8 a.m. (location to be determined) Bait will be provided. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Fishing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Not between the ages of 4-15, but still like to fish?  We’ve got you covered. 


Derbies for all ages

Mark your calendar for an evening of Night Fishing on Friday, July 15 at Sippo Lake Park. Fishing is from 6-10pm. It’s $5 entry for cash prizes.  Marina located at 5300 Tyner St. NW Canton 44708

Come out and fish with Stark Parks Ranger at our annual Catfish with Cops derby on Sat., July 30 at Walborn Reservoir. All ages are welcome.  Fishing is from 6-10pm. It’s $5 entry for cash prizes.  Walborn Reservoir is located at 11324 Price St NE, Alliance, OH 44601

Ranger Bass Tournaments

If you have a boat, you’ll love the Ranger Open Bass Tournaments!  $60 per boat for cash prizes (subject to vary) and the proceeds benefit the Ranger Cadet program.  View more information on the Bass Tournament page.

Sat., April 23 and Sat.,  June 18 at Walborn Reservoir. Registration begins at 6 a.m. with fishing from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. (10HP limit, larger motors can be used to un-trailer and trailer only) Advance registration is required for the June 18 tournament.  Sign up by June 11, 2022.
Walborn Reservoir is located at 11324 Price St NE, Alliance, OH 44601

Sat., October 8 at Deer Creek Reservoir. Registration begins at 6 a.m. with fishing from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Deer Creek Reservoir is located at 14514 Price St. NE, Alliance, OH 44601