Welcome to the 2024 Wayne County Youth Fishing Derby

The Wayne County Federation of Sportsmen Clubs are pleased to announce the 27th
Wayne County Youth Fishing Derby for anglers ages 4-16. The event runs June 21st -July 28th, 2024
and covers the waters in Wayne County. 

Responsible local conservation recreation is a crucial part of continuing
to help New Yorkers stay active and a great way to spend time with immediate household and family members while building lasting memories of having that “FISH ON”.

“NEW”  for 2024, there will be weekly prizes for the BIGGEST fish in the species class. – We will also have a fishing report section that anglers can add reports. 


This year weigh stations are Jarvis Bait in Wolcott, Davenports in North Rose, Bay Bridge Bait, Krenzer, Hughes Marina, Ontario County Max and Palmyra Country Max for those anglers fishing the canal. ALL stores sell bait are a perfect way to expand fishing opportunities on the Erie Canal and Lake Ontario west.
The Youth Derby is designed as three tournaments in one.

AL SHULTZ MEMORIAL CHALLENGE is for youth ages 4-7 years of age. Anglers compete to catch the most pan-fish; Blue Gill, Perch, Rock Bass, Sun Fish, Largemouth bass OR smallmouth bass. Although the fish, other than perch do not need to be weighed anglers must complete a fish entry form.

MERCHANTS CHALLENGE is for youth anglers ages 8-16 and is considered the “Grand Slam” – Catch all 5 of shallow-water species Perch, Walleye, Largemouth bass, Northern pike & Smallmouth bass. The angler’s cumulative weight of all five wins.

SPECIES CHALLENGE is open to all entrants. In this derby, anglers compete to catch the largest fish in any of the 5 species: Perch, Walleye, Largemouth, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass

Mark your calendar for the McDonald’s Award Ceremony on August 4th, 2024 at the Sodus Point Firehall. 8364 Bay Street, Sodus Point, NY 14555