Grab the fishing poles and take your kids for free fishing during the Peony Festival. Kids ages 3 through 13 may fish for free at the YMCA Camp Clay Pond! You just need your own fishing pole or rod with the necessary tackle. Bait is furnished FREE of charge. A State of Ohio Fishing License is NOT required
Only children may fish and must hold their own rod or pole. Adults may only assist the younger kids.
Remember to dress appropriately for forecasted weather. The even will only be cancelled if the weather prevents safe outdoor activity. The event will not be rescheduled.
Free bottled water will be furnished. Volunteers will be available to assist with removing fish, baiting hooks and measuring fish. All fishing is catch and release. Fishing is permissible only in the designated shoreline areas. Only supplied worm bait may be used. Minnows, other live bait and artificial bait are not allowed.
Brett Thatcher, Thatcher Insurance
135 E. Central Ave., Van Wert, OH
419 238 0063
Bait Shore & More
Live Bait & Tackle Shop, Kevin Allen & Deb Bashore
245 W. 3rd Street & Monroe Street
Van Wert, OH 567 259 9933
YMCA of Van Wert County
241 W. Main St.,
Van Wert, OH
419 238 0443
Camp Clay Aqua Park
9196 Liberty Union Rd, Van Wert, OH
419 238 0443
Gary Showalter, Fishing Derby Organizer, Van Wert Peony Committee
Call or text 419 702-0000