Raynham Fire Department Announces 30th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

Raynham Fire Department
Chief James T. Januse
37 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Raynham Fire Department Announces 30th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

RAYNHAM — Chief James T. Januse is pleased to share that the Raynham Fire Department will host its 30th Annual Youth Fishing Derby this May.


Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to noon


Johnson’s Pond, North Main Street, Raynham


The derby is open to children up to age 14 and their parents, as long as they are Raynham residents


Each year, the Rayhnam Fire Department holds a Youth Fishing Derby at Johnson’s Pond. Registration for this year’s derby will open at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the Raynham Fire Station at 37 Orchard St.

“It’s incredible to think this is our 30th derby, and to remember the years of fun this event has brought our community,” Chief┬áJanuse said. “We encourage residents who participated in the derby as children to bring their children, and pass this fun tradition on to the next generation.”

Those who would like to participate in the derby are responsible for bringing their own fishing equipment and bait, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fishing can be done from the shore or from inside a canoe, kayak or small boat. Anyone in the water is required to wear a life jacket.

Children will be sorted into three age groups during the derby: ages six and under, seven through 10, and 11-14. Five prizes will be awarded to the children and teens in each age group who catch the largest fish.

Refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded at the fire station following the derby.

For more information, call the Raynham Fire Department at 508-824-2713.