The Seasons 1st Annual Reel Fun Fishing Derby

04/22/2013 | by Str3@ml1ne | Uncategorized

So we’ve got this pond…


On Saturday May 25th, The Seasons Resort in Bartlett, NH will be holding a little fishing derby at our very own roadside pond. The Seasons 1st Annual Reel Fun Fishing Derby will be open to all kids aged 12 and under, and all proceeds from the event will go directly to the Bartlett/Jackson Food Pantry.

First lines will be cast at 10AM, and we expect that we will be reeling ’em in up until 2PM. There are literally hundreds of trout swimming around in our pond, so we anticipate that this catch & release event will be a very active day for all the little anglers who participate.

The entry fee for the derby is $10, but if you bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the cause, entry will be just $5. All entrants will receive a commemorative t-shirt (i.e. something parents can proudly stuff into the memorabilia box  when the kids outgrow them!)  and we will also be giving out prizes for the biggest fish, the smallest fish, and whatever other goofy category we can come up with.

Additionally, we will be grilling burgers and hot dogs throughout the course of the event and the proceeds generated at the cookout will also go directly to the Food Pantry. Courtesy of our many generous sponsors, we will also be holding a raffle at the end of the event, where we will dole out all sorts of great prizes… Including the Grand Prize: a two-night stay at The Seasons Resort!

Basically, this is an event where everyone wins — not just due to prizes & t-shirts, but because of the indelible memories that will be made.

And lastly (cue haunting music, preferably Scottish), according to local legend, there are two ENORMOUS fish lurking within these waters. We’re talking creatures the size of the Loch Ness Monster! (*wink*) Should anyone happen to catch one of these beasts, there will be a special prize involving one of our area’s amazing restaurants. Can’t say they’ll have Loch Ness on the menu, but that’s okay — Loch Ness can be kind of gamey.

We only have a few key conditions, which are as follows:

  • If you have kids interested in participating, please pre-register by sending us an email to ‘’ by Friday, May 17th, and give us the child’s name, age, and shirt-size. If you don’t use email, you can register by calling the front desk. Locally our number is (603) 374-2361, and long distance callers can reach us at (800) 332-6636.
  • All participants must bring their own gear.
  • All children must be supervised by an adult.

So there you have it! Tell your friends about the big fishing derby, and we’ll see you out on the pond over Memorial Day Weekend!