Young anglers can try their luck as the Hancock Park District hosts the 21st annual youth fishing event. Trout will be stocked prior to the festival courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division. Fishing will be only be allowed beside the bank. Children must do the fishing, but limited adult assistance is permitted. All state fishing rules and regulations must be followed and anglers are asked to take home the first five trout they catch. No catch-and-release is permitted. Live bait will be for sale on site. The Fish Festival will be held rain or shine, except in the event of extreme weather conditions. Registered participant names will be drawn throughout the morning for random prizes—must be present to win. This year’s Fish Festival sponsors are ODNR Division of Wildlife, WFIN/WKXA/The Fox and Centennial Screen Printing and Engraving.
Participants are required to be ages 4 to 15 with an adult companion. This event is free with registration starting at 7:30 AM at Lakefront Activity Center.