ATKINSON — The Atkinson Recreation Commission invites Atkinson children (up to 12 years old) to their 25th annual Fishing Derby at the Atkinson Community Center Pond on Sat., May 8.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event is limited to thirty participants. Preregistration is required. Register online at, email, or call the Recreation office at 603-362-1098.

One registered fisherman can bring up to two additional guests. Please note they are still following the “Phase 4 -Town of Atkinson Recreation COVID-19 Field usage guidelines; all the participants will be screened and temperatures will be taken; and maintain six foot social distancing. Masks are required when social distancing is difficult to maintain. (Masks are not required if you are medically exempt).

Please bring your own poles and worms but no power bait is allowed at our derby. Prizes will be awarded for each session to the fishermen, who caught “Longest fish, shortest fish, and first five fish. Boy Scout Troop 9 will assist to check-in, measure the fish and check COVID-19 guidelines. Atkinson Women’s Civic Club provides some packaged refreshments.

For more information, call Noriko at 603-362-1098 or email



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