Weston Fishing Derby
Thanks to everyone who braved the torrential rains to attend the fishing derby.
Our apologies for the late posting of the winners but better late than never.
We had 43 kids attend and many continued to fish through some incredible rain. Fish caught included several large rainbow trout, a largemouth bass, a smallmouth bass, lots of sunfish, and a few pumpkin seeds. Our thanks to Jim Legacy and Bruce Medoff at the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife for their support of this event. Bruce walked around in the rain for 3 hours to help kids learn to fish and improve their skills! Thank you Bruce!
For many kids, the joy of catching their first fish will be with them forever. We are blessed in Massachusetts to have some of the best freshwater and saltwater fishing within an hour's drive! The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife has some great programs to get us out outdoors. Look them up at:
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581, mass.gov/masswildlife | facebook.com/masswildlife
The award winners get a $20 prize and a nice piece of fishing gear. If you won, you will be receiving an email with pickup details. If not, please contact us at radjr(at)pnpco.com for details. 
Award Winners
First Fish
0-5 age group - Sam Friedman
6-8 age group - Mallory Wertheim
9-11 age group - Colin Gifford
12-14 age group - Findlay Peteet
Longest Fish
0-5 age group - Ella Zimmerman
6-8 age group - Kevin Rocco
9-11 age group - Everett Tillen
12-14 age group - Hamilton Tillen
Heaviest Fish
0-5 age group - Malcolm Chalmers
6-8 age group - Marie Pimental
9-11 age group - Jane Zhang
12-14 age group - Sophie Bellotte
Heaviest Fish Overall
All age groups - Mallory Wertheim
Longest Fish Overall
All age groups - Everett Tillen
Please contact radjr(at)pnpco.com to claim your prize or if you would like join our rotary club or help us run this event next year!
NEW!! Here is video of the fish delivery on April 17th, 2023!
Calling all Weston area children! The Rotary Club of Weston & Wayland invites you to our annual Fishing Derby—a 40+ year tradition. Sunday, April 23rd 9am-Noon at the Weston High School Pond. Bring your own gear, bait (no lures, please), and bucket. Fishing starts at 9 am sharp! Prizes are in four age categories up to age 14. FREE event, register online to attend. Rain or shine (the fish like to eat in all weather)!  
Back again this year... A special prize for catching the tagged fish! We have three 14" trout tagged with a tag on the fin. We won't release the color of the tag until the day of the event..but if you catch the tagged fish, there is a bonus prize!
Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.  Volunteers are welcome to help measure fish.
Fishing is great family fun! Join us!
In addition to sponsoring the Fishing Derby, the Rotary Club of Weston & Wayland hosts numerous other events throughout the year that raise funds to support humanitarian projects here and internationally. Projects include annual college scholarships for local high schoolers, preparing and providing meals at local soup kitchens, and a five-year project to restore a Weston field for pollinating insects.
Frequently Asked Questions
  •  I don’t know how to
    fish. No problem, this is the
    perfect time to start.
  •  What should I bring? A fishing pole, bait, and a bucket. Wear boots if you want.
  •  I want to volunteer. Use this link to register as a volunteer:
Contact Richard DeVito if you have any questions: radjr@pnpco.com