Fishing Derby

Event details

  • Saturday | May 9, 2020
  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Mill Pond Park Main & Grand Sts. Menomonee Falls WI 53051

Despite the nearby construction and lack of adjacent parking, the weather did cooperate and 184 boys and girls ages three to 16 participated at the Fishing Derby on Saturday May 11, 2019. With parents, grandparents and friends of the participants the crowd was estimated at approximately 400 individuals.

Photos by Don Gorzek

The event is truly a community event with the Village of Menomonee Falls supplying the permits for the event and money for stocking Mill Pond with fish; the Menomonee Falls Neighborhood Watch operating the concession stand; The Menomonee Falls Police Department supplying security and the public address system; the Wisconsin DNR and a local fish hatchery stocking trout, bluegills and bass in the pond and the Optimist Club of Menomonee Falls running the event for the 22nd consecutive year.

You supplied funding to stock the pond with fish for the event and approved our requests for Special Event and Park Reservation permits. Because this was a catch-and-release contest, all fish caught were returned to the pond.



Fishing Derby Chair: Sue Carney

Fishing Derby Co-chair: Dustin Koehler