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Holyoke, Annual Shad Derby
An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 21, 2023
Holyoke Gas & Electric’s Annual Shad Derby is a FREE event that invites the region’s anglers to fish the waters of the Connecticut River in a contest to catch the largest shad. Contestants must bring their fish to the official weighing station located by the Robert E. Barrett Fishway, near the Route 116 Bridge. Official weighing is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Derby Days. Prizes will be awarded at the tournament’s conclusion on Sunday, May 21 at 5PM.
2023 Derby Days: May 13-14 & 20-21
For official rules please visit www.hged.com/shadderby
The Robert E. Barrett Fishway at the Holyoke Dam opens for the season on May 10th. Come see our amazing fish elevator and the underwater fish viewing windows.
Open May 10 through June 18
Wednesday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Also open Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 2023