40th Annual Parkersburg Fishing Derby will be held at

Parkersburg City Park and Southwood Park on April 18, 2020

NO FISHING permitted April 16-18

Grand Champs & First , Second and Third Place Finishers, in each age group, will receive Trophy, T-shirt and Fishing Gear 
Also Trophy , T-shirt and fishing fear for Largest Non-Trout and Smallest Fish

Golden Trout will reel in $100.00 cash and a trophy to a lucky winner, In Memory of Al Smith.  (Golden Trout will not be measured for any other prize)
All fish must be caught during the derby to qualify for a prize.
Scroll down for more information, prizes, rules, etc.

2019 Contributors


Blennerhassett Chapter 304 Trout Unlimited


Henry Logan

DeBarr Trucking

Mid-Ohio Valley Banks

Greenscape Landscape Co

Lambert-Tatman Funeral Homes & Crematory

Jean Farley-Nordeck; In Memory of George E. Farley

Carls’s Pawn Shop; Emerson Ave. & Division Street


Vaughan Funeral Home & Crematory

Mt. State Sportsmen’s Assn

Ben Bey Grotto

United Bank

Community Bank

Penny Eddy; In Memory of Charles Daggett

Nancy & Dave Wilcox


Golden Trout Sponsor; JoAnn Smith-In Memory of Al Smith

T-Shirt Sponsor: LKE Counseling & Mace Accounting

For more information please contact Vickie at 304-424-7311 ext 201 or email vmarshall@woodrecreation.com

Committee Members
Matt Shively, Chairman
Delmas Barker, Co-Chair

Parkersburg City Park Judges                                               

  • Matt Shively, Captain                                
  • Vickie Marshall                                                         
  • Steve Cox
  • Bruce Farra
  • Steve Farra
  • Dave Williams

Southwood Park Judges

  • Harold Taylor, Captain
  • Sheri Cox, Co-chair
  • Basil Dye
  • Anita Emerick
  • Sam Henry
  • JoAnn Smith
  • Sean Knotts
  • Matt Johnson

Fishing Times

Ages 3-6         9:00 a.m. - Noon

Ages 7-10       9:15 a.m. - Noon

Ages 11-14     9:30 a.m. - Noon


  • No Fishing Lures
  • No Fishing from Piers
  • One Pole Per Fisherman
  • No Net Fishing
  • 4 Fish Per Fisherman
  • You may assist the fisherman, however, only the ages specified are permitted to fish.
  • Decision of Judges Final

     (Proof of age may be required of winners)

  • No Fishing from April 18-20
  • Open Fishing at 1:00 p.m. on April 20
  • State & Federal regulations in effect, including necessary license and stamp.

Prizes will be awarded in each age group in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Prizes also awarded for Grand Champion, Largest Non-Trout and Smallest Fish. 

All Fish must be caught during the derby in order to claim prize.