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Event takes place on July 19, 2013 & July 20, 2013 & July 21, 2013 at

It’s Catfish Derby time! The 33rd Annual Catfish Derby, sponsored by the American Legion Post #351 (Holyoke) and the South Hadley Sporting Club, will be held from 7:00 p.m. on July 19th through 2:00 p.m. on July 21st.

Derby participants may fish anywhere on the Connecticut River or its tributaries. There are 20 cash prizes for the heaviest 20 catfish as well as 2 door prizes, a total of $1,425! Trophies will be awarded for the Junior Division (ages 14 and under) who will also be competing for cash prizes. Food, snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase all throughout the Derby and at the awards ceremony on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Fish must be legally caught and weighed-in alive at the weigh station: Post #351, 50 Saint Kolbe Dr., Holyoke, MA. Weigh-in times start at 7:00 p.m. on Friday July 19th and run until the Derby’s end at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday July 21st. Anglers are encouraged to call the derby hotline number (413) 231-6099 during the derby to get the weights of the current top 20 catfish.

Tickets and T-shirts are only $10.00 and no tickets will be sold after 6:00 p.m. on July 19th. Only one winner per ticket is allowed. Tickets may be purchased at: American Legion Post #351, Action Marine both in Holyoke, Easthampton Feed, Easthampton Rod& Gun, Pipione’s in Greenfield, R & R Sports in Belchertown, Granby Bait in Granby, Red Bridge in Ludlow, B & G in Westfield, Egg & I, Mitch’s Marina, and the South Hadley Sporting Club in South Hadley, Pioneer Valley Sportman’s Club in West Springfield, BG Hunter’s Pub in Chicopee, and Marier Enterprises in Palmer.

For distant and out of state participants, or for more information, please email: or contact Gregory Tiner (413) 531-0308, the derby President.

Please visit the American Legion Post #351 website for more information.

Wear your 2013 Catfish Derby T-shirt for FREE Admission including free food, snacks, music, raffle, and refreshments at the T-shirt party held Sept. 21st.

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