Kids Fishing Derby is May 13, 2023

Derby Registration - A $10.00 vehicle entry fee is required to be purchased at the front and back gate on the day of the event. Children participating in the derby will need to obtain a $1.00 Derby Wristband from the Weigh-In Station located at the covered picnic area prior to fishing on the day of the event. Print and fill out our derby registration form ahead to save time waiting in line.

A Derby Wristband must be worn at all times by anglers participating in the derby.


Fishing Fee/Derby Entry is $1.00 for a wristband and a vehicle entry fee of $10.00.  Derby participants must be between the ages 14 and under and must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.


Derby will take place at the old Wallace Pond, aka South Lewis County Pond, in Toledo, Wash. on Saturday, May 13, 2023

Gates open at 7:30 a.m.

Derby Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.



Air horn signifies the start of the derby at 8 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. for the end. Youth derby participants are not required to possess a State Fishing License. Licenses are only required for persons age 15 or older.

Adults may assist younger children with casting and retrieving, but participant must be present and “hands on” the fishing pole when retrieving line and catch.


All State Fishing Regulations apply. Shoreline fishing only, no boat fishing will be allowed by derby participants. Participant must fish with only ONE closely attended fishing pole. One participant = one pole.  No hand lines allowed. Catch and release is strictly prohibited.  Snagging of fish is also prohibited and will not qualify for prizes. Fish must be brought to the prize area for weigh-in by 1 p.m.  In order to qualify for derby prizes, all fish must be freshly caught and fresh in appearance.

Derby prizes will be awarded for the largest trout caught only during the derby hours on the day of the derby.

Derby hours:  8 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Prize awards start approximately at 1:15 p.m. Winner must be present.

Anglers and/or persons who are found to be in violation of any fishing derby rules, local, state, or federal laws in or about event site will be disqualified from the competition.  Wristbands will be forfeited and removed.

All decisions of Derby Judge and staff and those associated with the event are final.

No Refunds - derby will be rain or shine.  All proceeds will go to TLC scholarships.


For more information about the kids fishing derby or to be a sponsor, contact organizer Mike Stover at

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