The Fish Hatchery at Powder Mills Park will host a variety of fishing derbies this spring beginning the Riedman Foundation Opening Day Trout Derby on April 1, 2008. The derby will begin at 7 a.m. and run til noon at the weigh station at Powder Horn Lodge.
Fishing will take place in designated areas of Irondequoit Creek within the boundaries of Powder Mills Park. Prizes will be awarded for the largest catch (1st, 2nd, & 3rd) at noon at Powderhorn Lodge.
There is a $5 registration fee for anglers 8 yrs of age and older. Advanced registration is required. To register, contact the hatchery staff at 586-1670.
Powder Mills Park is owned and operated by Monroe County. Riedman took over the hatchery when he heard the county was going to close it. Proceeds from the trout derby will benefit the fish hatchery.