Wayne County Fishing Contest

After much discussion, the Wayne County Derby Committee has decided to cancel the Wayne County Youth Derby for 2017. With the current high-water situation affecting the bays in the county, it became apparent that a safety issue is a concern for youngsters fishing during the summer months.


Our event has always been promoted as a fun-filled opportunity for youths to experience the joy of angling in a safe manner. Because launch sites are closed, docks are flooded and there is a no-wake emergency in effect for Wayne County waters, the committee agreed that fishing opportunities are limited and we didn’t want youngsters taking any chances trying to catch fish from the shore or pier heads.


Wayne County Derby Committee