Cane Pole Fishing Hole Derby

Kids invited to compete in free Alamance Parks fishing event.


Cedarock Fishing DerbyEveryone is welcome to come out and dangle a cane pole in the water during Alamance Parks' fall fishing derby, but the contest is for kids only. Alamance Parks will provide worms — and a few cane poles for kids who don't have one — for this twice-yearly event. Kids between the ages of 5 and 12 are invited to compete during the derby. Prizes will be awarded to winners in two age groups for the biggest and the most fish caught. 

"It’s a really fun day for parents and kids, and it’s different than all the other tournaments around here that allow you to use regular fishing gear," says Catharine Gensel with Alamance Parks. "It puts everyone at the same equipment level and evens the playing field, while it introduces kids to an older way of fishing." 

The Cane Pole Fishing Hole Derby is a cane poles only event, scheduled for October 1 at the Cedarock fishing pond. Anglers can expect to hook catfish, bream and bluegill. No registration or sign-up is required to participate. For more information about the derby, please visit, email or call 336-229-2230.

In addition to the fishing event, Alamance Parks is also hosting an open house at the Cedarock Historical Farm on October 1. When you are done fishing, stay to enjoy living history demonstrations of farm life during the late 19th century. The farm will be open to the public during the free open house event.

Cedarock Park is located at 4242 R. Dean Coleman Road, Burlington, NC 27215. 

IMAGE: Morgan Isley shows off her catch at Cedarock Park in Burlington. Image courtesy of Alamance Parks.

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