Come Celebrate River Day In Downtown Auburn Hills

Posted by – Shawn Keenan, Assistant City Planner

In celebration of River Day, the City of Auburn Hills is holding its 13th Annual Fishing Derby at Riverside Park this Saturday, June 11th.  Kids 16 and under will have the opportunity to test their fishing skills by trying to catch any one of the 550 rainbow trout released into the river.


Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., fishing starts at 8:00 a.m. and lasts until 10:00 a.m.  A raffle will be held after the derby when kids will have an opportunity to win an assortment of prizes from Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.  Fishing for all ages begins at 10:00 a.m.

No fishing license is required since the derby is held on the DNR’s free fishing weekend.

  • All anglers are advised to bring their own equipment
  • No fly rods, treble-hooks or multi-hooks
  • Catch and release only

To see what action you can take to protect our water resources and our resident trout population, please visit

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