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Annual Children's Fishing Derby

Generally held the first Saturday in December from 7am to about 11am, children from 3rd through 8th grades may participate in a Fishing Derby at Santee Lakes.

Trophies and fishing related prizes are awarded for various categories such as Biggest Fish and Most Fish for 7-8 grades and 3rd-6th grades.

All participants must have participant forms signed by a parent or guardian. Forms may be downloaded here or picked up at the Lakes the day of the derby.

The parent may fish with their child without Santee Lakes permit during the Derby.

Preregistration is encouraged and will hold your child's spot should the event be overbooked. Preregistrants must appear for final registration within 30 minutes of event start.

The 2020 derby was delayed until March 2021 due to covid concerns. Pictures can be viewed at the link below courtesy of Michael Ranson.

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