Hereford Optimist Fishing Derby set for May 26

May 21, 2012

The Hereford Optimist Club will once again host "Kids All-American Fishing Derby" on May 26 at the ponds at Friendly Farm Restaurant in Upperco.

Kids can fish from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in waters that are only open for public fishing once a year.

Children in middle school or younger are eligible to fish. There will be prizes in various age groups for largest fish and most number of fish caught. Door prizes will also be given out.

Children must be accompanied by an adult and provide their own fishing equipment and bait.

There is no rain date. The fishing derby will be cancelled in case of lightning.

No pre-registration is required. For questions, send an e-mail to

Friendly Farm Restaurant is located at 17434 Foreston Road, Upperco.

Pat van den Beemt

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