Medway High club helps with fishing derby

Medway fishing derby a collaboration between town, high school

Catfish, skippers and other types of fish can be caught in the large pond at Choate Park during the all-ages derby running, which runs from 7-11 a.m.

MEDWAY – From largemouth bass to sunfish, residents of all ages can reel in prizes and awards for their catches at Choate Park Saturday during the town’s inaugural Catch and Release Fishing Derby, hosted by Medway Parks and Recreation.

“I have worked in other towns that have had fishing derbies and they have been a great community event,” said Parks and Recreation Director Julie Harrington, adding that “preparations are going well,” and officials are “looking forward to a great event,” in collaboration with the Medway High School Fishing Club.

Catfish, skippers and other types of fish can be caught in the large pond at Choate Park during the all-ages derby, which runs from 7-11 a.m. The event is free for participants who are 17 and younger; those 18 and older must pay a $5 participation fee and have a fishing license.

Harrington said the department has also reached out to Bass Pro Shops for prizes and will solicit local bait shops for bait, which will be provided for free while it lasts. Participants must bring their own rod, tackle and bucket. Awards will be given in categories including: “Most Fish Caught,” “Most Unusual Catch” and “Biggest Fish.”…Full Story