Free family-friendly event returns to Blackwell Forest Preserve
(May 14, 2019) —Anglers 15 and under are invited to drop a line at Silver Lake at the annual “Just for Kids Fishing Derby” on Sunday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Blackwell Forest Preserve
This free family-friendly event awards prizes in four age categories to anglers who catch the largest of three types of fish or who win the casting contest. The awards and a raffle are announced at the end of the program.
Families can register for the Just for Kids Fishing Derby online
24/7, through Visitor Services at 630-933-7248
weekdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., or at the event.
Throughout the morning, anglers can also talk with Forest Preserve District fishing pros about tips and tricks for fishing DuPage waters. Fishing is one of the most popular activities in the forest preserves, which have more than 30 lakes, ponds and rivers stocked with bass, pike, walleye and other species. Maps and creel limits are online and in the Forest Preserve District’s fishing guide