Fishing derby to be held on first day of trout season


April 1 marks the official start of trout season in New York state.

Catherine Valley Outfitters in Millport is hosting its 2nd annual Rainbow Trout Fishing Derby to commemorate the start of the season.

The derby headquarters will be located in Millport; fishable areas include Catherine Creek starting from the canal at the south end of Seneca Lake, down to Horseheads.

The grand prize for the largest rainbow trout, by weight, is a guaranteed $500 payout. 

The tournament will run from sunrise to 5 p.m.

Paradiso’s Village Bakery will offer lunch and dinner, and a free meal for those entered in the derby.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

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