Fishing Derby

Event details

  • Saturday | May 8, 2021
  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Mill Pond Park Main & Grand Sts. Menomonee Falls WI 53051

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. As we all know, these are challenging times that we are navigating right now. While the decision was not easy, after much thought and consideration, we must announce that the 2020 Kids Fishing Derby has been CANCELLED.

While we are saddened that the event will not happen this year, we are confident that this is the best decision for the safety of each and every one of us and for the community that we serve. After careful consideration, we have made the decision to wait to bring the Derby back until May 2021. We look forward to 2021 being our best Fishing Derby yet!

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Kids Fishing Derby Co-Chairs, Dustin Koehler and Sue Carney. Take good care of yourselves and stay healthy!

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