Family fishing derby set at Veteran Acres for April 13

CRYSTAL LAKE –The annual Veteran Acres Family Fishing Derby is scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 13 at the Veteran Acres Pond.

The pond is in Veteran Acres Park off Walkup Avenue in Crystal Lake. The location may change depending on the depth of the pond.

Admission is free, but registration is required in advance at the Crystal Lake Park District website,, for program code #9602-1. 

The fishing derby will be held rain or shine, so participants should dress for the weather. 

Program highlights include fishing poles, tackle and bait provided; free fishing lessons; hands-on fishing demonstrations; and prizes.

Anyone older than 16 must have a current Illinois fishing license. The event is catch and release only. For information or to confirm the fishing derby location, call The Nature Center at 815-455-1763.

– Northwest Herald