How Shadweek’s Fishing Derby Got Its Start

If you didn’t see it, today’s Inquirer has an article about the Fishing Derby and Shadfest:

Fishtown Native Angles for Bigger Tie to Area’s Past

By the old power-generating station in Fishtown, in the dark waters of the Delaware River, the shad are making their runs. So are the stripers. And whatever else might be chasing them.

“There’s always something bigger,” said native Artie Dolan, standing with his buddy A.J. Thomson along the rocks of the river bank in Penn Treaty Park. Thomson hopes to revive their childhood pastime and spur some neighborhood pride Saturday with the first annual Fishtown Fishing Derby.

Read the rest of the article here.

We hope to see you tomorrow for the start of Shadweek at Penn Treaty Park!

  • Fishing Derby from 8:00 AM — 1:00 PM
  • Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00 AM

Image from the Philadelphia Inquirer.