Fishy Fun: Falls View Park Fishing Derby 2012

by Sandra Foyt on July 31, 2010

in Outdoors with Kids

fish Who’s feeling lucky?

My husband has been fly fishing since last summer when he purchased the fancy rod, hip waders, and flies guaranteed to lure the most reluctant trout. He’s been taking lessons, reading books, and traveling to streams where you can practically open a bag and watch the fish fly in, eager to be caught. After all this, he still has to bring home a single fish.

Meanwhile, our daughter caught three trout the first time she tried to fly fish, and she never fails to land the most fish in our family.

Find out who has the fishing luck in your family at the annual Falls View Park Fishing Derby!

Falls View Park Fishing Derby 2012

WHO: Children, ages up to and including 16 years old (No pre-registration required for this FREE event)
WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 2012
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
WHERE: Brookfield’s Falls View Park
North Mohawk Street, Cohoes

Lunch, beverages, fishing poles and bait will be provided. Prizes will be awarded.

Event is sponsored by Brookfield Renewable Power, New York State Conservation Council, Inc., and Rensselear County Conservation Alliance.

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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