Grand River Bass Derby
Next event: July 9 & 10, 2016Updated Wednesday December 2, 2015 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 2016 Grand River Bass Derby is being held on Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10. You can pre-register early at Natural Sports.
The event is headquartered at Bingeman Park with closing ceremonies held there on the Sunday afternoon of the Derby weekend.
The top fishermen in 2015 were:
1st place in the OPEN Division: Allan Crowe, $2,000 cash for his 20 1/8" catch.
1st place in the YOUTH Division: Braxton Mathews, fishing package for his 18 1/32" smallmouth bass.
For a complete listing of the top finishers, visit our 2015 Derby page