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Fishing Derby on the Chartiers Creek

Heidelberg is holding its first ever fishing contest along Chartiers Creek on Aug. 11.

is holding its first ever fishing contest along Chartiers Creek.

The borough , and l are organizing the contest Aug. 11 on the banks of the creek that surrounds Heidelberg.

Anyone can participate in the contest, although only children 16 years or younger will win prizes. The cost for each child to register is $3 in cash.

Registration will be from 6 to 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 11 at the Heidelberg Park pavilion next to the athletic field. Parents must remain with their children during the derby and weigh-in and all participants must have a current state fishing license.

“This is a family participation function where spending time with your children can make a difference,” contest organizers said in a press release. “Get involved with your children and community. This can be a learning experience for everyone.”

Contestants can fish from the end of Grant Street near the old railroad bridge all the way to the Greentree Road bridge next to . Fishing from both sides of Chartiers Creek is permitted.

The fish must be alive during the weigh-in and will be released after the contest is finished. The fish that will be accepted include bass, catfish, carp, perch, sunfish/bluegills and crappy bass.

Prizes include fishing rods, reels, tackle boxes, lures, gifts cards and other miscellaneous items.

Refreshments will be available at the pavilion during registration and the weigh-in.

Go to http://heidelbergpa.tripod.com/id3.html for more information on the fishing tournament.

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