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Canton Leisure Services Division

Posted on: April 22, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Canton To Host Annual Family Fishing Derby

The Heritage Park large ponds will be once again be stocked with rainbow trout for this annual event, plus bluegills will be available in the smaller pond for our younger participants.

Fishing experience is not required, as Leisure Services staff will be available to offer tips for first time guests. A limited quantity of bait may also be available for purchase. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bait. This event will take place rain or shine, and a concessions truck will also be onsite with lunches available for purchase.

“Every year, this is one of the events that mark the beginning of spring,” said Recreation Specialist Jennifer Girard. “Children, teens and adults get an opportunity to bond with other families and fellow Canton residents. This is truly one of Canton’s oldest traditions. This is a wonderful opportunity to relax and connect with family, friends and neighbors.”

No fishing license or advance registration is required for this event. Participants can register onsite on the day of the event for $6 per participant for Canton residents, who provide proof of residency, and $8 for non-residents; cash only please. Participants of all ages must purchase a fishing ribbon that will allow them to cast their line into the pond and take home up to three fish. All anglers must provide their own fishing equipment. Don't miss out on one of Canton's family traditions!

For more information on the Family Fishing Derby or other spring events and programs, call 734/394-5460 or visit

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