The 27th Erie Canal Fishing Derby will once again be held from the Niagara River to Albion July 5-16. Over $20,000 in prizes will be up for grabs, including a boat package supplied by Brobeil Marine of Buffalo for the Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize is determined through a special drawing at the awards ceremony of all first place winners of the seven species categories – bass, walleye, northern pike, bullhead, carp, sheepshead and catfish.
This is a great family contest. In fact, there’s a family registration for just $25. Adults can register for $15; kids 14 and under can register for $10. A cash bash is also available for $5. There are six registration outlets and five weigh stations along the canal. In addition there will be 50 tagged fish worth some $10,000 in prizes. For more information, check out www.eriecanalderby.com.