Pictured (l-r) are Highland County Rod and Gun Club members Tim Schlater, Tim Truman, Dave Reed, Libby Kidder, John Kidder and Kathy Reed. (Submitted photo)
Pictured (l-r) are Highland County Rod and Gun Club members Tim Schlater, Tim Truman, Dave Reed, Libby Kidder, John Kidder and Kathy Reed. (Submitted photo)
The Highland County Rod and Gun Club will sponsor its annual Kids Trout Derby on April 7 at Rocky Fork State Park’s campground docks area.

Shooting activities, archery and shotgun, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and trout fishing will be from 1-4 p.m. The co-sponsors of the event are the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and ODNR Division of Wildlife.



Approximately 1,500 rainbow trout are released prior to the event, and 12 of these fish are tagged, with the lucky fisherman winning $100 if they catch a tagged fish.

All activities during the day are free, including lunch, prizes, archery and shotgun shooting. Several varieties of bait are provided free of charge. Kids must bring their own fishing equipment.

Fishing is restricted to youth from 15 years old and younger. After 4 p.m., the fishing is then open to public fishing for all ages. A fishing license is required for those 16 years old and over.

Any individual or business who wishes to sponsor a tagged fish can call Tim Schlater at (937) 403-5811.