Fishtown Fishing Derby Winners

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Thanks to all who came out to the Fishtown Fishing Derby on Saturday April 21st to kick off Shadweek. George Gurney caught six fish. The biggest was a 12-inch catfish. He tied with Nick Merson, age 5, who caught a 12-inch eel. All junior fishers received an award. Join the Friends at Shadfest on April [read more]

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Fishtown Fishing Derby

Children showing off fishing derby trophies.

Our 2nd annual Fishtown Fishing Derby will take place this Saturday, April 21st at 7:30 a.m. Bring your fishing rods down to the park. There will be prizes for most and largest fish caught — and a bonus if you catch a SHAD! Register early by emailing your name, address and phone number to info@penntreatypark.org. All [read more]

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Shadfest Photos

Mayor Michael Nutter and A.J. Thomson at Fishtown Shadfest 2011

Roman Blazic took some great photos at Shadfest this past Saturday. If you were there, see if you can find yourself: Shadfest 2011 Photos. If you weren’t at the event, look at what you missed (then promise yourself that you’ll attend next year’s Shadfest). Photo: Roman Blazic

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Fishtown Shadfest is back, with bigger bite.

From My Community @ Philly.com: Fishtown’s annual Shadfest returns this weekend, but this year, the event will cap a full week of events in honor of the boney, scrappy fish that gave the neighborhood its name. Shadweek kicked off on Saturday, April 16, with the Fishtown Fishing Derby and Easter Egg Hunt followed by Tuesday, [read more]

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Fishing Derby & Easter Egg Hunt a Great Success!

Children showing off fishing derby trophies.

Despite the weather, we had a great turn-out for the events that kicked off Shadweek 2011. Fishing Derby There were 88 fishing competitors (adults and children). All children received trophies. The winners of the Derby were: First Place: Ryan Slaven; Catch — 24.5 inch, 6 pound catfish Runners Up: Dave Johnson; Catch — 17.5 inch, [read more]

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