Thursday, July 3, 2014


The Erie Canal Derby, run by Gasport's Steve Harrington, began Wednesday and lasts until Sunday, July 13th.

Get out and fish the Canal and compete to win some $20,000 in cash and prizes including a boat, motor, and trailer and a $2,500 tagged fish. There are divisions for 7 fish species and two categories for each -- adult and children...making it the perfect family event. Entry fees are: 14 and under $7.00, adults $12.00, family $22.00.

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As a long time supporter of the event I can attest to Steve's passion in making the Derby an awesome one. He one's of Niagara's good guys and he really cares about using the event to highlight an underutilized fishery and to get families outdoors and kids hooked on fishing. If a kid makes a splash in the derby, he or she will be an outdoorsperson for life. I can still remember the first fish I ever caught...a northern pike in the Canal, back when I was 7 or 8 years old. I haven't stopped fishing since.