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Grand River Bass Derby
July 7, 2018 @ 5:00 am - July 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Grand River Bass Derby is hoping to hook hundreds of participants on fishing in early July to raise funds to make it easier for people to experience the beauty of southwestern Ontario’s longest river.
July 7 & 8, 2018 marks the 31st Annual Grand River Bass Derby, which is one of the largest and longest-running bass derbies in Canada. This derby is meant to raise awareness about fishing on the Grand River.
The live-release derby takes place during Ontario Family Fishing Week and National Fishing Week, which means anyone who registers in advance can participate and fishing licences are not requires. Anglers can fish anywhere along the Grand River between Paris Dam and Belwood Dam and can fish from canoes, kayaks, boats, or from the shoreline.
There will be dozens of great draw prizes and longest catch prizes handed out during the awards ceremony, which will take place at Bingemans Park in Kitchener on July 8 at 3:30 PM.