DEARBORN, Michigan – Fifty three kids, ages 12 and under, caught nearly 55 fish during Saturday’s Fishing Derby at Dearborn Homecoming, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Dearborn and with fishing supplies provided by Eppinger Manufacturing.
This was the seventh year that the Rotary Club has organized and sponsored the increasingly popular event in a reservoir adjacent to the Rouge River and Ford Field.
“The poles and bait are free,” said Merritt Robertson, Dearborn Rotarian and event chair. “It’s a fun activity for families and for our Rotarians.”
The longest fish caught this year was 14 inches long with several ranging from 7 inches to eleven inches. Prizes are awarded for the longest and most fish caught in three different age groups.
At the Club’s next weekly meeting, Robertson surprised Dearborn Rotarian and Fishing Derby volunteer Rick Goward with a certificate and special recognition as “Dearborn Rotary’s Master Fishing Tackle Technician.”
Rotarians know how to have fun.
Rotary is the world’s first service organization, which was founded by Paul P. Harris in 1905 in Chicago, Illinois. The name Rotary is derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members’ offices. Today, Rotary has evolved into an international service organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders in 33,000 clubs worldwide. The Rotary Club of Dearborn is one of 50 clubs in Rotary District 6400 which includes Wayne, Monroe and Lenawee counties in Michigan and Essex County in Ontario. Dearborn Rotary meets weekly at The Fairlane Club in Dearborn. For additional information, visit www.dearbornrotary.org or call 313-278-7233