Fishing Derby

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Fishing Contest

Join The Sunset Optimist Club of Blue Springs and Lake Lotawana Optimist Club along with Blue Springs Parks & Recreation for the 33rd annual Free Blue Springs Fishing Derby for children ages 5 -14. 

Dive into a day of angling excitement at our Fishing Derby, where enthusiasts ages 5-14 gather for a thrilling day by the water's edge. Join us at Railroad Lake, where the serene waters promise a perfect backdrop for a memorable fishing experience. 

What to Expect:
Participants are encouraged to bring their own tackle and bait, putting their skills to the test at Railroad Lake. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, everyone is welcome to cast their lines and try their luck at catching the big one.

To keep you energized and refreshed throughout the event, each participant will receive a complimentary hot dog, chips, and a refreshing drink. It's the perfect way to refuel and recharge between catches.

Exciting Prizes:
Thanks to the generous support of The Sunset Optimist Club of Blue Springs, fantastic prizes await the skilled anglers. Compete with fellow participants for a chance to win amazing rewards and accolades. The thrill of the catch is only rivaled by the excitement of claiming one of our fantastic prizes.

Join Us
Whether you're a solo angler or a family looking for a fun day out, our Fishing Derby promises camaraderie, friendly competition, and the joy of spending time outdoors. So, grab your fishing gear, pack your enthusiasm, and come join us for a day filled with fishing, fun, and the opportunity to reel in some fantastic prizes!

Note: In case of inclement weather, please check our event page or contact us for any updates regarding the event schedule. We look forward to seeing you at the Fishing Derby for a day of angling adventure and community fun!

Event Details


  • FREE to ages 5 - 14.


  • Saturday, May 18


  • Rotary Park
    600 NW Vesper Street
    Blue Springs, MO 64014

How to Register

  • Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Event starts at 9 a.m.
  • Rotary Park, Shelter 1
  • Event is free, however participants must register day of the event with the Optimist Club to participate.
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