Grand River Bass Derby
Next event: July 6 & 7, 2019Updated Thursday November 29, 2018 by Stanley Park.
A family fishing event hosted
by the Optimist Club of Stanley Park.
The Optimist Club of Stanley Park is committed to assisting the youth of the Stanley Park community (and Kitchener-Waterloo) through various programs and projects, of which, the Bass Derby is one.
Proceeds from the derby are used to maintain and develop the Stanley Park Optimist Natural Area located along the J.A. Pollock Family Trailway of the Walter Bean Grand River Trail in Kitchener. This 20 acre site, on the west side of the river by highway #7, includes 2 ponds for fish reproduction, a marsh area, parking and a canoe launch as well as walking and biking trails. Future proceeds are committed to maintain and develop this area as a key public access point to the Grand River, fish spawning area and wildlife habitat.
The 2019 Grand River Bass Derby is scheduled to be held on Saturday July 6 and Sunday July 7. You will be able to pre-register early at Natural Sports.
Effective 2016 & 2017: The measuring station is at Natural Sports (1272 Victoria St. N., Kitchener).
The event is headquartered at Bingeman Park with closing ceremonies held there on the Sunday afternoon of the Derby weekend.
The top fishermen in the 2018 Derby were:
1st Davis Fleischer 21 -1/8"
2nd Jacob Karley 20 - 0"
3rd Phil Mendes 19 - 11/16"
4th Sean Kennell 19 - 5/32"
5th Roger Mijatovic 19 - 3/32"
1st Conor Douma 17 - 7/8"
2nd Julia Temple 17 - 25/32"
3rd Nick McCann 17 - 5/8"
4th Hunter Restoule 17 - 3/8"
5th Jake Yantz 16 - 1/4"
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