308 Wheeler Rd, Dracut, MA, United States : (978)-452-8095

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We're here to make sure you have an enjoyable time at the fishing derby. We'll help you with baiting hooks, tying a line, or stringing your fish.

And it doesn't take a lot of experience to catch a lot of fish.

Please remember to support our sponsors who provide so much to the Fishing Derby each year!

Wayne's Drains

Dick's Sporting Goods

Mama's Italian Restaurant

The Boston Red Sox

Jay Gee's, Methuen, MA

​Butterfly Place

CrabApple Whitewater

Lawrence Electric
Cataldo Golf Classic

It's not about the size of the fish, it's about the size of the fun!

The annual fishing derby is a two day event with fun for all ages. There is no better family fun than sitting by the ponds on a warm Spring day waiting for a trout to bite. 


No experience is necessary. This is not a fishing derby in the sense that everyone is a pro fisherman trying to catch the big prize. Rather, this is a derby where everyone from little children to senior citizens can enjoy fishing and learn how to fish. Volunteers are on hand to show new anglers how to tie a hook on the line, to help you bait it, and to take a fish off the line for you. For many children (and adults) this is their first exposure to fishing and lets face it, unlike fishing in the wild, we stack the odds in favor of everyone catching a fish. 


These are private ponds so a fishing license is not required, bait is available at a very reasonable cost, and even a limited number of rods are available for free if needed.

The kitchen is open during the event for breakfast and lunch. We've become known as the best place in town to eat because of the large quantities of excellent food at reasonable prices!

The Lowell Spinners

Boston Duck Boat Tours

Eastman's Docks Deep Sea Fishing

JB Transportation

Marks Wholesale Bait Co.

Grubco Bait

Prestrige Contracting

Beautiful Spring Day

​Kenwood Hardware
Mama's Italian Restaurant
Yujo Sushi & Asian Cuisine
Lo Kai Restaurant
Keith's Kitchen
Brown & Budnick Meats

The Blue Angus Cafe
Scola's Restaurant
The Village Inn

Shaw Farm

Dracut Designs

The C.S.C. Annual Fishing Derby

Centralville Sportsmen's Club