Virtual Youth Fishing Tournament
Saturday, April 17
Do you like to fish? We had such a successful program last year hosting these virtual tournaments that we have set our schedule for 2021. Since the threat of Covid-19 continues, our youth programs have been canceled and it is with regret but we also value the importance of keeping everyone safe during this time. Our tournaments will be held once a month from June-September 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 as we team up with Ariel Foundation Park to offer lots of nice prizes. 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. Anyone who participates is eligible for a grand prize drawing at the end of the series. We hope you will join us!
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 Ariel Foundation Park Conservancy, 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