The Southfield Parks & Recreation department will host the 33rd annual Southfield Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 6 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve, Ten Mile Road, east of Inkster.
The annual Fishing Derby will take place at a new location, featuring two areas to fish; both stocked with blue gill, bass and catfish. Contests with prizes will be held throughout the day. The event will feature a kid’s tent with games, activities and informational displays from the Friends of the Rouge River, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Eat Safe Fish program and Freshwater Forum at the Cranbrook Institute of Science. The Orvis Company will also be onsite performing fly fishing demonstrations. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Participants are not required to secure a Fishing License for this event. All anglers are asked bring their own equipment and bait (a single hook with artificial or live worms is recommended). There will be a limited number of fishing rods for newcomers to try. The 33rd Annual Fishing Derby is a free event and pre-registration is not required.
Please note there is an almost half-mile walk through the woods to reach the lake from the parking area.
For more information, call Southfield Parks & Recreation at (248) 796-4620.