Rep. Welter to Host Kids’ Fishing Derby at Heidecke Lake Fishing Bank on Oct. 2
Kid casting fishing lure

Children of all ages are invited to participate in State Rep. David Welter’s Fishing Derby with the Illinois Conservation Police and T.E.A.C.H. Outdoors to be held at the Heidecke Lake Fishing Bank located at 6350 E. Collins Road from 9:00am to Noon on Saturday, October 2.

“Our Fishing Derby is a great way for kids to learn how to fish or practice their skills if they have fished before,” Rep. Welter said. “I invite every family to come out and enjoy an early autumn morning outdoors with us at beautiful Heidecke Lake.”

The first 50 kids to arrive will receive a FREE rod/reel combo set courtesy of the Future Angler’s Foundation, event supporters who have also donated free t-shirts for all attendees.

The Illinois Conservation Police will give a Water & Boat Safety presentation at 9:00am.  Youth Ambassadors and the Youth Council from T.E.A.C.H. Outdoors will be on hand to help bait hooks and reel in fish. Brochures on state and local programs will also be available.

Prizes will be awarded for Biggest Fish and Most Fish in addition to a Sportsman Award.

For questions or more information, please call Rep. Welter’s district office at (815) 416-1475 or visit