The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian:
“For immediate release: June 2, 2021
Monroe Lake hosts Youth Fishing Derby June 5
Monroe Lake will host its annual Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 5 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Paynetown State Recreation Area, 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington.
Children age 16 and younger are invited to participate in this free, relaxed-atmosphere event. Fishing equipment will be available to borrow, and instructors will be on hand to help kids who are new to fishing. Free bait will be provided for all participants.
The derby will take place at the Paynetown fishing dock, located across from the swimming beach. Kids may arrive and start fishing any time between 8 and 9:15 a.m. A prize drawing will be held for all participants when the derby ends at 10 a.m.
The daily entrance fee for Paynetown SRA is $7 per vehicle with Indiana license plates and $9 per vehicle with out-of-state plates.
For more information, contact the Paynetown Activity Center at 812-837-9967 or Jill Vance, interpretive naturalist, at [email protected].
To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.