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John Andrew Fishing Derby

Andrew’s Pond on Wright’s Creek in East Royalty has existed since 1800. For generations it was the preeminent area for brook trout fishing around Charlottetown. The Wright’s Creek Watershed Environmental Committee (WCWEC) and the Hillsborough River Association (HRA) wish to celebrate this history by hosting a public fishing derby on June 2 from 9 am–12:30 pm. 

Over the past 15 years, WCWEC has worked with their many partners and volunteers to restore and revitalize the ponds and adjacent streams, and to establish trails necessary to access the fishing spots and walk the woodlands and viewing stations.

Central to this restoration work has been the vision and commitment of the late Dr. John Andrew whose family roots go back for generations on the Wright’s Creek and Andrew’s Mill Pond properties. To celebrate his leadership and stewardship efforts, the John Andrew Memorial Fishing Derby was established in 2023 to recognize John’s interest and work.

This free family event, sponsored by WCWEC and HRA, welcomes all ages. Registration at 9 am at Malcolm J. Darrach Community Centre (1 Avonlea Drive, East Royalty). Fishing from 9–11:30 am, equipment and bait required. Light refreshments and age group prize draws at the Community Centre from 11:30 am–12:30 pm, including prizes for longest and fattest fish. No fishing license is required for this event.

The derby proceeds regardless of weather, except in case of lightning. 

For more information email wrightscreekcharlottetown@gmail.com.

Family Friendly
Free event


June 2
9:00 am
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Andrew’s Pond
37 Westcomb Crescent, Charlottetown, PE C1C 1B6
Charlottetown, PE C1C 1B6 Canada
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