Grand River Bass Derby
Next event: July 7 & 8, 2018Updated Monday July 10, 2017 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 2018 Grand River Bass Derby is scheduled to be held on Saturday July 7 and Sunday July 8. 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 2017 Derby were:
1st John Oliver 20 1/32
2nd David Windover 19 7/8
3rd Alex Inch 19 11/16
4th Dave Prince Jr 19 17/32
5th Steve Boerio 19 1/2
1st Nick McCann 18 3/4
2nd Hunter Restoule 18 5/32
3rd Jack Frame 18 5/32
4th James Keffer 18"
5th Kevin Hunter 17 5/16