Annual Kids Fishing Derby

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.

Kids fish and compete for trophies in various categories and age groups:

  • The Biggest Fish
  • The Smallest Fish
  • The Ugliest Fish

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.

Free to all kids!


  • Kids free admission includes hot dogs and soda
  • Please bring your fishing gear.
  • Parents do not need to have a fishing license for children to participate