Cops & Bobbers Fishing Derby Returns to Armco Park


LEBANON, OH -- This Saturday Warren County kids are invited to participate in the annual Cops & Bobbers Fishing Derby at Warren County Armco Park with some help from Cabela’s/Bass Pro Shops and the Friends of Warren County Park District. Cabela’s has donated rods, reels, and tackle boxes to be used as prizes at the derby valued at over $1,000. 

Warren County Naturalist Shannon Pennington said, “We are expecting a big turnout this year. This is a terrific way for both beginners and experienced kids to enjoy fishing in our park. We will have volunteers and donated rods and tackle there to help introduce kids to this great outdoor activity.”

The Fishing Derby is free and open to kids up to 16 years of age. No experience is necessary. Grand prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish in each age group in addition to raffle prizes. All registered kids and their adult companions will receive a free hotdog lunch at the end of the Derby thanks to the Little Miami Conservancy. 

Registration opens at 8 am at the Jones Pavilion at Armco Park, 1223 N SR 741, Lebanon, Ohio.

In addition to fishing, there will be tons of other free fun activities including Archery Demonstrations, Animal encounters, North Star Farms Alpacas, Nature Hikes, and the opportunity to some local hometown heroes from the Warren County Sherrif’s office and the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

The event will be held Saturday, June 1 from 8 am – 1 pm at Armco Park (1223 OH-741, Lebanon, OH 45036). All Kids registered by 10 am will be entered into a raffle drawing with BIG prizes. To register online see the link below.

A special thank you to all the sponsors who helped make this event free to all:

  • Friends of Warren County Park District, 
  • Whitetails Unlimited Caesar Creek Chapter, 
  • Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's, 
  • B&B Carryout and Diner, 
  • Fraternal Order of Police, 
  • Heroes on the Water, 
  • Little Miami Conservancy, 
  • Loveland Paddlesports, 
  • North Pohl Farm, 
  • Ohio Division of Wildlife, 
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 
  • Safe on Main, 
  • Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District, 
  • Warren County Sheriff’s Office
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