Cub Scouts present annual fishing derby

More than 200 rainbow and brook trout will be let loose in Kiwanis Pond for Wilton Cub Scout Pack 22’s annual spring fishing derby. Anglers of all ages and abilities are invited to cast their lines on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 7 a.m., at the Riverbrook Regional YMCA on Danbury Road. This event is rain or shine and no fishing license is needed.

“Pack 22 invests thousands into this opportunity for the community each year,” said Pack 22 volunteer Lars Cherichetti. “It is just such a great way for families to enjoy a day outside pursuing a Connecticut rite of spring — catching trout with rod and reel.”

The bait and lure fishing portion of the derby runs from 7 to 5, and a special fly fishing portion goes from 5 to 6. Participants are asked to bring their own equipment, but there will be a limited number of rods to borrow from Trout Unlimited members. Bait will be available for purchase.

Prizes will be awarded for catching one of the five, “monstrous” tagged trout in the pond.

Healthy snacks and beverages will be for sale.

Admission: Admission: $25/family or $12/adults, $8/ 7-18 years old, 6 and under admitted free. Pay once and come and go all day.