The 2019 Youth Fishing Derby at Centennial Park pond planned for May 11 is a popular event for area youth and last year’s winners show what can be caught when catfish are in the water.

Youth invited to fish at Centennial Park

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The 2019 Youth Fishing Derby at Centennial Park pond planned for May 11 is a popular event for area youth and last year’s winners show what can be caught when catfish are in the water.
The 2019 Youth Fishing Derby at Centennial Park pond planned for May 11 is a popular event for area youth and last year’s winners show what can be caught when catfish are in the water.

By KAROLYN GEPHART

The Youth Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, May 11 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Centennial Park pond in Friendswood, pending inclement weather.

More than 600 pounds of adult catfish will be stocked in the park pond for youth to catch.

Awards will be presented to the one who catches the largest fish and winners will be awarded in three categories divided by age: 6 & under, 7-11 and 12-16.

Awards will also be given for smallest fish caught and most fish caught.

No pre-registration is required.

All youth participating are asked to bring their own fishing supplies but a limited amount of loaner equipment will be available.

Youth participants do not need a fishing license to participate.

Breakfast will be supplied for all participants by Whataburger.

Sponsors for the event include the following: Catfish Sponsors Daryl’s A/C & Heating LLC and Operation Redemption; Guppy Sponsors HomeTown Bank of Friendswood and Whataburger; and Minnow Sponsors Raymond James, Lutheran South Academy and Target.

For more information on the popular event, go to https://www.ci.friendswood.tx.us/events.

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