The City of Pittsfield Conservation Commission and Lyon Aviation will sponsor a free fishing derby for youth 14 and under Saturday, May 11 at the Wild Acres Conservation Area. The event, which will be held 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., will take place rain or shine.
Volunteer support will be provided by the Onota Fishing Club to assist with dressing fish, providing fishing tips and techniques, baiting, and other related activities. Trophies will be awarded to those who catch the largest fish (length and weight); trophies will be awarded at noon. Bait will be provided, and a limited amount of fishing poles will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who do not own one.
The first 100 children will receive a free food voucher; food will also be available for purchase from Ozzie’s Steak & Eggs of Hinsdale.
Those who may need accommodations for handicapped vehicle access are asked to contact 413- 822-2193. Instructions will be provided on how vehicles with handicapped persons can park adjacent to the pond area.
Wild Acres Conservation Area is located off of South Mountain Road in Pittsfield.
For more information, please contact Becky Manship at 499-9371.