Virtual Youth Fishing Tournament
Saturday, April 9

Do you like to fish? We had such a successful program last year hosting these virtual tournaments that we have set our schedule for 2022. Our tournaments will be held once a month from April – August for youth ages 7-18. The tournaments run through an app called Fish Donkey. We invite you to download the app and register to participate in this fun event. We are limiting the tournament to 75 entries and you MUST fish a body of water in Knox County. The tournaments run from 8:00 a.m. – noon with the exception of this one. The Pheasants Forever Youth Field Day is an annual event featuring numerous outdoor activities for all ages. The event will be located at 22430 Coshocton Road, Howard 43028. We encourage you to choose the Pheasants Forever Youth Field Day as your location to fish this tournament. There are many outdoor events and activities that you will want to stay until 4:00 p.m. to enjoy all there is to offer. The site has a nice farm pond that will be fully stocked with trout, therefore making it a prime location to catch fish. If you run into an area with poor reception, you can still use the Fish Donkey app as you return home to upload your fish with an adequate WiFi connection. See the link below to review the short video which highlights how to upload your fish from your livewell. 

To view the tournament details, rules, and how to register, please visit the link below. To participate you must have a mobile device and download the Fish Donkey app. We are very excited to work with the developers of this app as we provide a unique tournament series. This program is provided to each participant free of cost as the Knox County Park District and our friends of the Kokosing Valley Jr Anglers, and THR Creekside Home Inspections are sponsoring the event. Great prizes awarded at each tournament!!

Wolf Run Park provides a fishing experience at the pond while Ariel Foundation Park provides several lakes and do not forget about the Kokosing River! If you do fish the lakes at Ariel Foundation Park, please consider recording the fish you caught by completing their fish survey at the bottom of the page. Also provided below is a Fish ID list of those species found in the main stem of the Kokosing River and their locations. This information is being provided by Brian Zimmerman, OSU River Ecologist and Research Associate with The Ohio State University. Another program for you to become involved with is the Fish Ohio initiative. This program recognizes anglers for noteworthy catches of Ohio’s fish and is offered through the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Participants will receive with a qualifying catch a collectible Fish Ohio pin. Each year a pin will include a different Ohio species along with the year. One is given per angler per year. Visit the Ohio Division of Wildlife website at https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/buy-and-apply/hunting-fishing-boating/fishing-resources/fishohio-program