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8th annual fishing derby this weekend

May 9, 2012

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St. Leo's 8th Annual Trout Derby and geo-caching fish run is scheduled for this weekend.
The event is one of the biggest fishing derbies in western Pennsylvania, scheduled for May 12-13.
The derby is in Ridgway, running a stretch of seven miles of Elk Creek to the Ridgway Carnival grounds. You are able to pre-register online at or the night before at the Ridgway carnival grounds from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. or the day of event from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The geo-caching event is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 with a $15 fee per team. Don’t miss out on all the fun as they have a chicken barbecue and a kids' derby on Sunday afternoon from 12-2 p.m. for kids under 12 where everyone catches fish and wins prizes.
Ken Bish of St. Marys was the lucky fisherman who caught Lucky Leo last year, a $1,000 prize in 2011.
Please come out and support the St Leo School. The registration fee is $20 to register for the main derby and $5 to register for the kids' mini derby. There are over $15,000 in cash prizes for the main derby to be given away and usually over 400 tagged fish to catch.
Catch Lucky Leo and win $5,000. Check us out on the Internet at for all the details. We hope to see you at one of the biggest derbies in western Pennsylvania. We would like to acknowledge Island Run Sportsmen's Club who raises and supports the derby.

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