Fishing Lessons/Derby

Fishing Derby Flier 2021

Leclaire Lake Park, 900 Hale Ave., Edwardsville, IL 62025

Fishing Lessons

Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 

Friday, June 18, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 

The Edwardsville Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to offer youth up to age 15 free fishing lessons at Leclaire Lake Park!  There are 2 classes to choose from with each class being 2 hours in length. We ask that all children be accompanied by an adult, but no equipment is necessary!  Classes will be taught by an IDNR representative.

Fee: Free

Registration Required for Lessons

Click here to register -  Online registration

Fishing Derby

    June 19, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • On Saturday, June 19, 2021, all kids are invited to bring their fishing pole and bait to Leclaire Lake Park for the Leclaire Lake Fishing Derby.  This derby is designed for youth up to 15 years old, accompanied by an adult.  

    • •• Just bring your pole, bait (live bait suggested), water, and pliers to help un-hook what you catch! ••  

8:30 AM - Registration for the Leclaire Lake Fishing Derby begins Gazebo. 
9:00 AM - A representative from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will start the day off right with a presentation on fishing safety along with some great tips on how to catch “The Big One.”  

Then it’s on to the fishing!  Participants have an hour and a half to catch as many fish as they can and once the air horn blows at 10:45 AM the fish will be counted and prizes are given out.


This event would not be the same without the trophy sponsor, BJs Printables - Drinks sponsor, Sonic - leadership of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources!

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In case of severe weather, please check the Parks Facebook page

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