Free kids fishing derby returns Sept. 11 to Rockwood park in Morrison

MORRISON – The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office and Mounted Patrol’s annual Youth Fishing Derby, canceled by COVID last year, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 11 at Lake Carlton in Rockwood State Park.

The derby is free and open to all kids 15 and younger.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. A parent or guardian must sign for each child.

Prizes will be awarded to all participants, with grand prizes for the largest fish by length in each category. Special prizes will be awarded for individual efforts.