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December 9, 2023
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Village Park Athletics Complex
11700 Pierson Road
Wellington, FL 33414
Free to participate. Registration required.
Fishing instructor holding a largemouth bass poses for photo next to child angler.
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33rd Annual Children's Holiday Fishing Classic

Saturday, December 9, 2023

33rd Annual Children’s Holiday Fishing Classic
Saturday, December 9
at Village Park
11700 Pierson Road

Event Details

  • For ages 15 and younger
  • Registration opens at 8 AM - look for the blue tents
  • Review of Tournament Rules 8:30 AM 
  • Tournament 9 AM to 11 AM
  • Awards and Fish Tales 11 AM to 11:30 AM

This year’s free fishing tournament will be held at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road), and is presented by the Village of Wellington in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Building Up Sports Academy. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing rod (a limited supply of fishing rods will be available to use for those who don’t have their own).

Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place based on a point system of fish caught and released (all species) in each age group: 

  • 6 and under
  • ages 7 to 9
  • ages 10 to 12
  • ages 13 to 15


  1. Parents are encouraged to attend and watch the excitement, but no one over the age of 15 is allowed to fish or assist the children fishing other than to help bait their hooks and remove their catches.
  2. Bait will be provided. Participants can also bring their own bait — no live shiners
  3. No boats


Register in advance at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road) or the Wellington Community Center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard), or email to request a registration form. Call 561-791-4005 for more information.

*All events, dates and times are subject to change. Call 591-791-4005 for more information.

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