Bringing Kids And Fish Together

The All-American Fishing Derby program partners with community organizations to produce close to 2,000 youth fishing events across the country, at which more than 300,000 youngsters enjoy the fun of fishing. For many youngsters, it is the first time to hold a fishing rod and reel. For nearly all, the derbies provide an unforgettable experience outdoors with the family. We would like to help bring Kids All-American Fishing Derby to your community.

Designed for youngsters up to 15 years of age, the Kids All-American Fishing Derby is a national program produced at the local level with the support of organizations like parks and recreation departments, service organizations (i.e. Optimist Clubs, Lions Clubs, Kiwanis, etc.), city, state and federal agencies and other groups organized for the purpose of community enrichment. Through the generous support of our corporate partners, we provide the Official Derby Organizer Kit that includes essential fishing gear to support the efforts of qualified local organizations or agencies who want to provide a youth and family outdoor event for their community.

Each local derby is usually structured as a half-day event, starting early morning and ending about noon. Special events typically included in conjunction with the derby are the Zebco Kids Casting Contest, nationwide Fujifilm Big Fish Contest and the I Caught a Fish! Contest.

In its seventeen year history, the Kids All-American Fishing Derby program has grown to become the largest nationally-sponsored youth/family special event in the United States. We, along with our corporate partners and host organizations across the country, are committed to continually introduce and promote to youth and their families America’s favorite pastime…fishing!