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OFAH Under the Lock Fishing Derby is back

PETERBOROUGH — After a two-year COVID-related hiatus, the 33rd Annual OFAH Under the Lock Fishing Derby is back and bigger than ever. Formerly known as the Peterborough Greenwing Fishing Derby, this year’s event will feature several new elements that will make this year’s derby a resounding success.

“We have listened to angler feedback from past years, and added two extra days of fishing, early bird registration prizes, goody bags for participants, and sponsored tagged fish with cash prizes for anglers of all ages to win,” said David Ryrie, OFAH Youth Education Manager.

The youth derby begins on April 30, for children 15 and under, and includes 500 tagged Trout for instant prizes, and a chance to win one of four grand prizes. The big fish prize – $1,000 cash – will go to whoever catches Walter, a rainbow trout estimated to weigh between 8 and 10 pounds.

The all ages derby, meanwhile, runs May 1-8 and for the first time ever it will include tagged fish with cash prizes sponsored by local businesses.

“We still have fish in need of a local sponsor that will both challenge anglers and offset the cost of the stocked Trout for the youth derby,” adds Ryrie.

Sponsorship details can be found on the derby website listed below.

Registration is required for all participants – just $15 for the first child, $10 for siblings, and $25 for adults.

Purchase tickets online at or in person at Peterborough Canadian Tire locations.

For more information:

David Ryrie
OFAH Youth Education Manager

Shawn Cayley
OFAH Director of Communications

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