Correspondent

DRACUT -- The Centralville Sportsman's Club at 308 Wheeler Road is holding its annual Spring Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

"It's two full days of fun for kids," said Dan Croce, an organizer of the event. "We don't call it the kids fishing derby, but it really is for the kids."

Contests for largest and smallest fish caught by both boys and girls are held for children ages 2 to 15. Door prizes, hourly raffles and prizes for tagged fish are also a part of the day's fun. Croce said every child who attends leaves with a prize.

"I'm a parent, I have a 3-year-old son. It's nice as a parent seeing the look on kids' faces," Croce said.

Baseball gloves, fishing poles, giftcards to local businesses, cash, and tickets to next year's derby are among some of the prizes. In the past, Six Flags and the Boston Duck Tours have also donated tickets for prizes. This year, the Red Sox donated a baseball signed by Clay Buchholz to be raffled off.

Breakfast and lunch are also available. A full breakfast is served from 6 to 11 a.m., which includes eggs, homefries, bacon, and toast. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers and Snyder's World Famous Fried Dough are sold for lunch until 3 p.m.

"We try to keep the prices low; we know the economy is bad," Croce said. "For $5.50, you can walk out with a full breakfast, juice and coffee."

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