Here fishy fishy! The McHenry Area Jaycees would like to invite you out for a morning of fishing fun! Run in coordination with the McHenry County Conservation District's free fishing weekend, children ages 1-13 will compete in their age group for the best catches of the day. We'll supply the worms, and the city of McHenry supplies the fish! This year the Derby will be held on June 16th.
Registration starts at 7:30
sign up at the blue tent by the ponds, and stake out a good spot around the 3 ponds
Fishing starts at 8 am- ends at 11:30
When the kids get a nibble and catch a fish bring it to the blue tent again where we will measure it and mark it down on their registration card
Awards Ceremony- 11:45-12:00 pm
We will be giving out fishing trophies for the biggest, smallest and weirdest catches for each age group which is 1-3, 4-8, 9-13, as well as each gender.
For any questions, please email us at
Whispering Oaks Park. 4513 Front Royal Dr. McHenry, Illinois 60050
Parents are allowed to help their kids cast their lines, put the bait on the hook, and take the fish off the hook
KIDS HAVE TO HELP WITH REELING FISH IN. and bring the fish to the tent for measuring and recording