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May 25, 2024

Fishing Derby

Pyramid Hill Fishing Derby This Weekend

The annual Wilks Insurance Fishing Derby arrives just in time for Father's Day weekend.

Grab the kids and your rods and get ready for the Pyramid Hill annual fishing derby on Saturday, June 18.

You and the kids can fish amongst the beautiful 300 plus acre property with small lakes stocked up with wild bass, crappie and blue gill galore – all used for the competition.

Bring your own rod; bait will be available on a first come, first serve basis. This catch-and-release style competition is free to all participants along with and park admission.

Now, kids and adults can have fun fishing together – Pyramid Hill is officially expanding the Fishing Derby to an adults fishing competition, too!

Here’s what the day will look like:

Kids’ Fishing Derby (Ages 5-17 only):

Kids catch and release tournament goes from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Registration open at 9:30 a.m. Age categories are 5 – 13 & 14 – 17. Prizes will be awarded for the Biggest Fish and the Most Fish Caught in both age groups. All kids need a supervising adult on-site to assist them.

Adults’ Fishing Derby (Ages 18+ only):

Adults, cast your reels! You can get in on the free fun, too! Adults catch and release tournament is from 1 – 4 p.m.; registration opens at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for Biggest Fish and Most Fish Caught. The mobile bar will be open from 1 p.m. onward.

Best Thing Smokin’ food truck will also be on-site that day beginning at 12 p.m. for everyone to enjoy plus enjoy a Happy Hour starting at 4 p.m. with tasty beer and wine specials. 

Fishing Spots will be available on a first come, first served basis; you may only fish at the specific lakes assigned to your event. 

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About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a mom of three with one on the way. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.