26th Annual Youth Trout Fishing Derby Set for May 6, Godshall Says
Event attracts generations of children, families to Branchwood Park
Prize winners at the 2016 Youth Trout Fishing Derby
HARRISBURG – Together with the Franconia Township Parks and Recreation Commission, Rep. Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery) has been hosting the annual Youth Trout Fishing Derby at Branchwood Park in Morwood for 25 years. Saturday, May 6, from 9-11 a.m., will mark the 26th anniversary of this fun family event, which crosses generations.

“The fishing derby has become a tradition in our area that has introduced thousands of children - age 12 and under - to the sport of fishing,” said Godshall. “In addition to giving children and their families an opportunity to enjoy a healthy outdoor activity together, it also leaves children with a greater appreciation for nature and the environment.

“It is particularly heartwarming to see parents, who attended the fishing derby as children, now enjoying the experience with their own children. As a lifelong sportsman, it is satisfying to know that some of the children who come to this event each year will continue to enjoy the sport for years to come and will share their passion with future generations,” Godshall said.

Perkiomen Creek will be stocked with trout prior to the derby. Various prizes will be awarded to boys and girls in the age 8 and under and 9-12 age groups. Refreshments will also be available.

“This is a great opportunity for young children and families to enjoy some wholesome outdoor fun, particularly those who might not otherwise be exposed to the sport of fishing,” said Godshall. “While I am hoping for a warm, sunny day, this event will take place rain or shine. It’s worth noting that fish bite better on overcast or rainy days. I am looking forward to a good turnout this year.”

For additional details on this year’s fishing derby, visit BobGodshall.com and look for the Fishing Derby banner, or call (215) 368-3500.

Representative Bob Godshall
53rd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Donna Pinkham

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