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Fishing Derby To Be Held at Look Park

NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts (September 6, 2016)- The Northampton Police Department has organized its 1st Annual NPD Kids Fishing Derby that will be hosted by Look Park (300 N. Main St., Florence) at Willow Pond on October 2, 2016 from 10am to 2pm. Look Park has waived park entry fees for this event.

Registration forms can be downloaded from the Northampton Police Department’s website along with the official rules and poster for the event. Registration forms should be completed and brought to the fishing derby on October 2, between 9:30am and 10am. The derby is free of charge and open to children ages 14 and under. There will be three age categories for the purpose of prizes (3-6 years old, 7-10 years old, and 11-14 years old).

The pond will be stocked with 210 Rainbow Trout from “Hy-On-A-Hill Trout Hatchery” in Plainfield, NH and paid for by the Northampton Police Association. Participants should bring fishing poles equipped and ready to fish, as well as bait.

Trophies and prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place for “Most Total Pounds” (limit of 3 fish) and “Heaviest Fish” in each age category. Prizes will be provided by New England Police Benevolent Association 186 and New England Police Benevolent Association 187 which are comprised of police officers with the Northampton Police Department.
Children ages 14 and under are encouraged to participate. Parents or guardians should complete an official entry form for each child and bring it to the Fishing Derby on October 2.