There are several great spots along Gallagher's Run in Ridgway to fish, but for the popular Kid's Mini Derby, beginning at 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 8, but the footbridge between the downtown recreation park and the Fireman's Carnival grounds on North Broad Street is the prime location. With shallow water on both sides of the bridge and a slight narrowing of the stream, this is a great spot for young anglers to participate in a safe and easy access area.
After being canceled last year in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual St. Leo Fishing Derby returns this Saturday with the Kid's Mini-Derby on Saturday afternoon. Entrants may begin fishing Saturday, May 8,  at 6 a.m. and must stop fishing by 6 p.m. Fishing will resume on Sunday, May 9, at 6 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. The kids' derby will run from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday. The St. Leo School Trout Derby is open to fishermen of all ages and skills, but each participant must be properly registered and display their tournament registration button, and all participants over 15 years of age must possess a valid PA State Fishing license. Badges can be to be picked up at the Carnival grounds at 3 p.m. on Friday. May 7 beginning at 3 p.m.
The Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department has generously agreed to allow the Carnival grounds on North Broad Street to be used as Trout Derby Headquarters, with the check-in station for live fish on the grounds. Food and other vendors will also be on-site, along with a basket raffle, 50/50, and other activities offered to all.  Live music will also be played for most of the day.

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