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Youth Fishing Derby

June 4thYouth Fishing Derby

The Youth Fishing Derby is held the first Saturday in June for children aged 17 and under. Free!         

Derby times are from 8:00am to 11:00am, and a parent, guardian, or responsible adult must be present during the event, but may not fish for the child. Participants may join the derby at any time, however, all lines must be out of the water by 11:00am, and all state fishing laws must be followed.

No fees or pre-registration is required. For additional information, please contact the Refuge at 585-948-5445 ext. 7036.


To celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge hosts its Annual Youth Fishing Derby at Ringneck Overlook, on Oak Orchard Ridge Road, 0.5 miles east of Route 63. 

This event is one of the many ways the refuge offers to connect people with nature. Connecting People with Nature (CPWN): Ensuring the Future of Conservation” is a national priority of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with the mission of “working to ensure that all Americans have enjoyable and meaningful experiences in the out-of-doors and develop strong life-long connections with the natural world.” It is sponsored by the Friends of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to support the refuge.

Last Updated: Mar 20, 2016
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