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Scugog Arts Fishing Derby

Scugog Arts Space

175 B Queen Street

Scugog, ON

In-person Nature & outdoors Physical activity & movement

This is your invitation to go fishing and let your creative side out at the same time! Fishing is a BIG part of Scugog culture, so grab a pole (that we will provide) and cast your line into our onsite mini Lake Scugog. Participants have the chance to catch 'fish' that would typically be found in our beautiful lake such as perch, sunfish, and largemouth bass. The derby will go until we're out of 'fish'! How It Works: The fish are made of wood. Participants will use a fishing pole with a magnet on the end and cast into a pool of water. Washers painted with different colors indicating fish size will be upside down in the water adding a bit of mystery. Once a fish has been 'caught' participants will get to paint it and take it home as a trophy. Jon Colwell, local artist and Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, carved and provided the wooden fish for this activity. COVID-19 policies and guidelines will be in place at all Scugog Arts programs. Masks will need to be worn while inside the hub.

Sat 25 Sep
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Scugog Arts Website

This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Organized by

Scugog Arts

Scugog Arts is a creative hub: awakening, inspiring, and connecting you to all the arts. We are an arts space on Queen Street in Port Perry with Resident Artists, monthly exhibitions, and workshops for artists and visitors. Scugog Arts also organizes and hosts multi-arts cultural events, literary programs, festivals, and tours. Scugog Arts connects the community with public art displays such as our Art You Can Sit On, a memorial to Bill Lishman, ceiling tiles for the hospital, and live theatre and music in the back lot. Scugog Arts is funded by individual donors, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Vos’ Independent Grocery, Old Flame Brewery, Canadian Tire Port Perry, Central Counties Tourism, and the Canada Summer Jobs program of the Government of Canada. Fundraising efforts always focus on unique ways and various arts disciplines with engaging entertainment for supporters.

This event is part of a hub:

Scugog Arts Hub

Scugog Arts Scugog, ON

Join us at the Scugog Arts Hub on Saturday, September 25th from 10 AM to 5 PM. Explore free art workshops and demonstrations, enjoy live music and theatre, and experience Indigenous Culture. This is the 12th year that Scugog Arts ha...


175 B Queen Street

Scugog, ON

Event Contact

Scugog Arts




This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.