$500 Fishing Derby + Free Food at Lake Cornelia on June 8

Kathy Whitver

Iowa residents will have the opportunity to fish without a required fishing license in all of

Iowa’s lakes and streams during the weekend of June 7-9. On Saturday, June 8, Wright

County Farm Bureau will hold a Fishing Derby at Lake Cornelia from 11 a.m. until 2

p.m. Up to $500 in cash prizes will be awarded. All participants must register at the open

shelter house prior to 12:30 p.m.  There is no registration fee and fishing rods will be

available for those who do not own one.

From 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Wright County Farm Bureau will be providing a free

grilled hamburger and hot dog lunch at the open shelter house. Following lunch, Wright

County Soil and Water Conservation District personnel will demonstrate a rainfall

simulator to show how various farming methods affect the amount of soil erosion during

rainfall and how conservation practices improve the water quality of Iowa’s water bodies

such as Lake Cornelia and other local lakes, streams and rivers.

The fishing derby will be divided into two age groups: 17 and under and 18 and older. 

Each person may enter the contest in three categories - total fish, heaviest fish and longest

fish.  A pool of up to $500 in cash will be awarded for first, second and third places. All

fishing rules and regulations will be enforced at the contest. You do not have to be a

Farm Bureau member to attend, the public is invited. The rain date is June 9.

For more information about this event, contact Wright County Farm Bureau at 515-532-




Wright County Monitor

P.O. Box 153
Clarion, IA 50525
Phone: 515-532-2871
Email: news@wrightcountymonitor.com

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