Fishing Derbies Continue this Summer

youth fishing dates

Youth fishing derbies continue this summer with the Cook’s Lagoon Derby for children and seniors on June 8.  The circuit concludes on Aug. 10 with the Sandy & Beaver Canal Derby at Whitacre Greer Park in Waynesburg.  Registration occurs in person at the derby.

Marinas at Sippo Lake and Walborn Reservoir offer bait, beverages and light snacks for sale, as well as rental of motor boats, row boats, kayaks, and canoes. Pontoon boats may be rented by reservation only at least two weeks in advance.

A fishing pier and boat launch (boats up to 21 feet and 10 hp) are next to each marina.

Ohio fishing licenses are available for purchase at each marina. A Visa or MasterCard credit card and picture identification are needed to purchase a license (cash is not accepted).  Residents age 16 and over must carry a fishing license and ID to fish at Stark Parks.

Sippo Lake Marina is located at 5300 Tyner St., Canton 44708 and Walborn Reservoir Marina is located at 11324 Price St. NE, Alliance 44601.

2019 Derby Winners