Saturday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Mount Vernon’s Ariel-Foundation Park

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) announces Ohio’s Free Fishing Weekend is set for May 4 and 5. The Knox County Fish and Game Association will kick off the weekend by holding its annual Youth Fishing Derby at Ariel-Foundation Park for children ages 1 to 16 on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be prizes and free food for attendees. Fishing poles will be provided for use, as well as, live bait. This event is sponsored by the Knox County Fish and Game Association and the Knox County Park District.