The annual T.J. Evans Catfish Derby

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The annual T.J. Evans Catfish Derby

August 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

The City of Newark Parks Department will be hosting the annual T.J. Evans Catfish Derby on August 26th at T.J. Evans Family Park.

The derby is open to all ages. Registration begins at 8:30pm. Fishing starts at 9pm following a brief introduction at shelter house #3. All catfish caught will be brought for weigh-in as they are caught. Weigh-in stops at 11:45pm and awards will begin around 12am. First through third place medals will be awarded based on the total weight of catfish caught. Door prizes will be raffled off throughout the event. Drinks will be provided.

T.J. Evans Family Park fishing permits are required for participation. Adult fishing permits are $10 and youth fishing permits (18 & under) are free. Fishing permits can be purchased at the Cedar Hill Cemetery office, Monday through Friday from 8am-4:30pm. Fishing permits will also be sold at T.J Evans Family Park during registration. All T.J. Evans Family Park rules apply.

T.J. Evans Family Park will be closed on August 24th and 25th and will reopen for the event on August 26th at 8:30pm.

This event is sponsored by Henderson-VanAtta-Stickle Funeral and Cremation Service.

For any questions, call (740)-670-7782 or email


August 26
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm


City of Newark


TJ Evans Park
1425 N 21st St
Newark, OH 43055 United States
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(740) 670-7775
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