A hook, line and sinker is all you need to have fun at the annual St. George Fishing Derby. The free Derby is hosted at the Tawa Ponds from 8am-2pm. Children, 12 & under, are invited to the experience the chance to catch a big one at the Tawa Ponds. Fishing poles and bait will be available at no cost for children who do not own their own poles. Participants and spectators are encouraged to bring a cooler for caught fish and a chair for seating.
Throughout the Derby, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will be conducting brief fishing etiquette and donated prizes will be given out to participating children. The goal of the Derby sponsors is to ensure that all area children have the opportunity to experience the simple joy of fishing.
The Derby is co-sponsored by the Southern Utah Anglers, Dixie Wildlife Federation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Hurst’s Hardware, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Cal Ranch, SCI members and the City of St. George.
No. Registration is not taken for this event
Participants are welcomed to bring a camping chair or blanket to sit on. There will be rods and bait available if you do not have your own. It is also advisable to bring a plastic bag and/or small cooler to transport your catch of the day if you choose to take it home.
Of course! This unique event is a wonderful opportunity for a child with special needs to be part of learning and enjoying this outdoor activity.
The Fishing Derby will be held at the upper and lower TAWA ponds. The address is 2200 West Snow Canyon Parkway.
The whole community! The city encourage anyone, young to old, to join in this amazing outdoor leisure activity.
The Fishing Derby is hosted by the Southern Utah Anglers, Dixie Wildlife Federation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Hurst’s Hardware, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Cal Ranch, SCI members and the City of St. George.