Cortland Lions Club

2015 Annual Lions Fishing Derby

Lions Fishing Derby 2015 Image

Fishing on Shabbona Lake at the Derby


This annual event brings together community-minded folks with youth and adults with special needs to spread the joy of fishing. Lions club members from 14 different local Lions and Leos Club join groups of special needs fishermen-to-be on various pontoons on Shabbona Lake, teaching fishing skills and sharing their own experience. Hosted by Shabbona State Park, this annual event will celebrate it’s 39th year in 2015.

For those who don’t fish but still want to come out to Shabbona and have a great time, there will also be pontoon boat rides, games, canoeing, a petting zoo, tram rides, and clowns, all topped off with a picnic lunch.

Event held at Shabbona Lake State Park on Thursday, July 16th, from 7 am to 12 pm.