The Chesapeake Bay Environmental (CBEC) in Grasonville, MD is a 501©3 non-profit organization whose mission focuses on education, research, conservation, and habitat restoration.  We are excited to bring you the 3rd Annual CBEC Little Bobbers Fishing Derby which will not only raise funds for creating fishing reefs and oyster beds at CBEC but also introduce kids to the hobby of fishing and all the fun that goes with catching the big one!

The CBEC Little Bobbers Fishing Derby will be held on August 3, 2019 utilizing the freshwater ponds found throughout the CBEC property. The derby will be held from 10am – 2pm and is open to youth ages 3-10. The derby is FREE to all participants and all kids will receive a goody bag, lunch, snacks, T-shirt and a chance to win awards and prizes.  Awards will be given for each age group to the girl and boy who catch the biggest and smallest fish of the Largemouth Bass and Bluegill species.

The event will be capped at 100 participants and parents will be required to stay with their children.  All bait will be provided and kids can either bring their own rod or borrow one on-site. Local fisherman along with CBEC volunteers will provide hands-on instruction such as knot tying, casting and properly removing the hook to each kid before they head out to the ponds. We will also be having other activities for the derby kids and their families.  Other opportunities for the whole family include: seeing captive birds of prey, hiking five miles of trails, borrowing dip nets to explore the beach and discounted kayak rentals.

If you have any questions please email CBEC Assistant Director, Vicki Paulas at