Pyramid Hill is Happy to Announce the Newly Expanded Annual Wilks Insurance Fishing Derby!


On Saturday, June 18, 2022, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park will host the annual Wilks Insurance Fishing Derby with competitions and prizes. Our beautiful 300 plus acre property holds several lovely small lakes, filled with wild bass, crappie, and blue gill, which are used for the competition.


Bring your own rod and we will have bait available on a first come, first serve basis, generously provided by Hamilton Bait and Tackle. This is a catch & release style competition and park admission is FREE to all who participate in the Wilks Insurance Fishing Derby.


We will have our annual competition for the kids and are now officially expanding the Wilks Insurance Fishing Derby to include an adults fishing competition!


Here’s what the 2022 Wilks Insurance Fishing Derby will look like:

Kids' Fishing Derby (Ages 5-17 only): Kids are invited to participate in our catch & release tournament from 9:30a.m. –12:00p.m. Registration will open at 9:30 a.m. There will be age categories for children from ages 5–13 & 14–17. Prizes will be awarded for the Biggest Fish and the Most Fish Caught in both age groups. All kids need to have a supervising adult onsite to assist them. 

Adults' Fishing Derby (Ages 18+ only): Adults are invited to participate in our catch & release tournament from 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. Registration will open at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for Biggest Fish and Most Fish Caught. The mobile bar will be open from 1:00 p.m. onward.

Best Thing Smokin’ food truck will be on site that day and open at 12:00p.m. for all Park guests to enjoy. They have delicious food options starting at $7.00. After the Wilks Insurance Fishing Derby there will be a Happy Hour starting at 4:00 p.m. beer and wine specials.  The bar and food truck will close at 5:00p.m.

Fishing Spots will be available on a first come, first served basis and you may only fish at the specific lakes assigned to your event. Fishing is not allowed at Pyramid Hill any other day of the year, which is what makes the Wilks Insurance Fishing Derby special. All participants must check-in before beginning fishing and abide by Park rules at all times.


We'll also have the author of A Fish Ate My Homework, Rick Robinson, on site teaching fly-fishing lessons. Classes will be first come first serve at the following times: 


11:00 a.m. Kid's Fly-fishing Lesson 


2:00 p.m. Adult's Fly-fishing Lesson 

Check in at the registration booth on the day of for info about how to sign up for the classes.

In the event of cancellation or postponing, information can be found on the Fishing Derby Facebook event page.

Want to help out? Click the button bellow to sign up to be a volunteer!


Thanks to Hamilton Bait & Tackle for providing bait and prizes!

Thank You to our Sponsor

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