The City of Oneonta announces the 57th ANNUAL FISHING DERBY presented by the Oneonta City Recreation Department and the Susquehanna Bass Association.  Join the fun, Saturday, August 16 at Hodges Pond in Neahwa Park.  Refreshments will be provided by the Oneonta Lions Club.  The Fishing Derby is a free “catch and release” competition.  All participants must provide their own pole, bait/lures, and a clean bucket.

Parents/Guardians must complete a registration/release form in order for their child/children to be eligible to participate in the fishing derby.  All participants must be at least 5 years of age and no older than 15 years of age to participate.

Parents may pre-register their children for the derby at the recreation office during normal business hours.  Event-day registrations will be accepted from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.  The Bass Association will also host activities during the sign-in/registration period.  The horn will blow to start the derby at 4 p.m. sharp and children will fish for one hour.  A short award ceremony will follow.  Trophies will be awarded to winners and all participants will be recognized.

For more information, please contact the recreation office at 432-0680.