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38th Annual Parkersburg Fishing Derby will be held at
Parkersburg City Park and Southwood Park on April 21, 2018
NO FISHING permitted April 19-21

2017 Contributors

Illustration: Gone fishing

Grand Champs & First Place Finishers will receive Fishing Gear  

Special Tagged Trout will reel in $100.00 cash and a trophy to a lucky winner, In Memory of Al Smith.  (Tagged Trout will not be measured for any other prize)
All fish must be caught during the derby to qualify for a prize.
Scroll down for more information, prizes, rules, etc.


For more information please contact Vickie at 304-424-7311 ext 201 or email vmarshall@woodrecreation.com


Committee Members
Matt Shively, Chairman
Delmas Barker, Co-Chair

Parkersburg City Park Judges                                               

  • Matt Shively, Captain                                
  • Vickie Marshall                                                         
  • Steve Cox, City of Parkersburg
  • Bruce Farra
  • Steve Farra

Southwood Park Judges

  • Harold Taylor, Captain
  • Sheri Cox, Co-chair
  • Basil Dye
  • Roger Emerick
  • Anita Emerick
  • Sam Henry
  • JoAnn Smith

Fishing Times
Ages 3-6         9:00 a.m. - Noon
Ages 7-10       9:15 a.m. - Noon
Ages 11-14     9:30 a.m. - Noon


  • No Fishing Lures
  • No Fishing from Piers
  • One Pole Per Fisherman
  • No Net Fishing
  • 4 Fish Per Fisherman
  • You may assist the fisherman, however, only the ages specified are permitted to fish.
  • Decision of Judges Final

     (Proof of age may be required of winners)

  • No Fishing from April 19-21
  • Open Fishing at 1:00 p.m. on April 21
  • State & Federal regulations in effect, including necessary license and stamp.

Prizes will be awarded in each age group in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Prizes also awarded for Grand Champion, Largest Non-Trout and Smallest Fish. 

All Fish must be caught during the derby in order to claim prize.