For the past 30 years, the Optimist Club of Collingwood has initiated and sponsored a fish derby for the youth of the area. The event takes place at Shipyard Park near the boat launching station. Taking place on July 1st, 2017
Kids fish and compete for trophies in various categories and age groups:
They enter the casting contest, after mastering the technique, for trophies.
All children are treated to barbequed hot dogs and pop.
Over the past 3 years, partnering with the Georgian Triangle Anglers Association, the Optimist Club of Collingwood have been able to give each angler a new rod/reel and lure set!
It is a great 1/2 day of fun and fishing that kids look forward to as an indication that school is over for the year.