Contestants can register for the tournament online beginning March 1 and running through July 20, or register the day of the tournament from 7:30 to 8 a.m. The registration fee is $5, with an additional $5 fee for those who register using paper applications that can be found at http://www.sunflowergames.com/. Participants who register by June 30 will receive a free commemorative T-shirt.
The derby will be split into three age groups — 7 and under, 8-11 and 12-15, determined as of July 1 — and prizes will be awarded for the three largest catfish and three largest fish of other species. Among the species stocked in the pond are channel catfish, flathead catfish, crappie, bluegill and largemouth bass. The pond features a 10-foot-wide, ADA accessible path. During the year, the fishing area is open to anglers aged 16 and younger or 75 and older.
Participants may use only one rod and reel and must provide their own rod, reel, tackle and bait. Officials will be on site to measure fish, take fish off hooks, etc. Parents are encouraged to be spectators only. Parents may only assist their children in baiting the line. Medals will be awarded after each age has finished the competition.
For more information, contact Bill Horvath at (913) 306-1110 or email@example.com.
LULAC Senior Center to host fishing derby
After a successful inaugural event last year, the Topeka LULAC Senior Center will host its second annual Senior/Youth Fishing Derby from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 at the East and West Governor’s Ponds in Topeka.
The event will consist of teams made up of seniors age 60 and over and youths 16 and under, and a registration fee of $20 per team will be charged. Check-in begins at 9 a.m., and registrations will be accepted the day of the event.
Limited fishing poles are available, so bring your own if possible.
The event also is seeking sponsors for those interested.
For more information, call (785) 234-5809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.