Saturday, April 9th, 2022

6 AM to 10 AM in Riverton, CT



Join us for the 72nd Annual Riverton Fishing Derby!

This year’s 72nd Annual Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, April 9th on the West branch of the Farmington River — beginning with the traditional pancake breakfast at 4 AM at the Riverton Fire Department and then punctuated by the Riverton Fishing Derby at 6:00 AM. Some outstanding prizes will be awarded to youth and adult participants when the derby concludes at 10:00 AM.

This historic fishing derby has been running since 1949 with generations of families enjoying this tradition year after year. To be able to sustain this derby into the future the ability to engage our young fishermen and fisherwomen is key. The ten and under section will be held at Zak’s Pool just upstream from the Town Bridge. The special 10 and under awards ceremony will be held at 9:00 AM on the river at Zak’s Pool.

Special thanks to all companies and individuals for their donations and sponsorships of the derby! All prize donations and sponsors include The Riverton General StoreThe Riverton Inn, Hitchcock ChairNE TaxidermyPeter Greenwood Studio, the Riverton Volunteer Fire DepartmentAvon Fish & GameNorthwest Sporting Goodsfriends of the derbyJohn’s Import DeliRiverton Self StorageLedgebrook SpiritsLonely Pony Hitching Post FarmHousatonic River OutfittersBill HardingAnderson-Marsh Family, UpcountryOrvis AdventuresTrophy Trout Club, and a number of other valued participants and volunteers

Come on out to Riverton to enjoy a fabulous day outdoors celebrating one of Connecticut’s greatest fishing traditions!



2021 Fishing Derby Gallery & Results