Milford. Pike County Commissioners Fishing Derby celebrates 25 years

| 10 Mar 2023 | 01:52

The 25th Annual Pike County Commissioners has been scheduled for Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Lily Pond, off Rt. 6 on Schocopee Road. The event will be held from 8 a.m. until noon, rain or shine.

Children 16 and under are welcome to participate. Prizes will be awarded to the largest trout caught among each age group. This year’s prizes include fishing poles, rods, reel kits and various fishing accessories. Random drawing prizes will also be awarded throughout the event.

There is no fee to participate. Each child must have their own registration form completed and signed by a parent or guardian. Registration can be completed online at or in-person at the derby.

To ensure a fun and safe event for all, a few rules will be enforced.

- PA fishing laws and regulations will apply.

- Participants must be accompanied by an adult.

- Fishing is permitted anywhere on the pond.

- Participants must provide their own tackle and bait.

- Participants may only use one fishing pole.

- Each participant is allowed only one trout to be measured for the contest.

- Parents, please remember this event is for the children.

Lily Pond will be stocked with a combination of 600 rainbow, brook and golden trout, ranging from 12 to 17 inches. Stocking will occur prior to the start of the derby at approximately 7 a.m. and all are welcome to attend and help. The stocking of this year’s trout was generously sponsored by Northwell Health.

Refreshments will be available for purchase, provided by Friends of Warrior Football.

If your organization would like to be a sponsor of this year’s fishing derby, please contact the Pike County Commissioners’ Office at 570-296-7613.

Photo Id: Left to right: Dylan DeFebo, Landon DeFebo, and Liam Payne