Ron VanZile Started the Kid’s Derby in 1999 with eleven kids in attendance. For years Ron and his wife Cecille worked to grow the derby. The derby did grow thru the years with one hundred- twelve kids (plus parents and siblings) at one derby. The Tioga County Bass Anglers started helping but, Ron and Cecille were involved every year in all parts of the derby. After twenty-two years they decided to retire.
Think of all the kids (and their families) who were given the experience of fishing and enjoying the great outdoors we have in our area.
Thank you, Ron, and Cecille for your vision and great success.



                                       Sponsored by

                     Tackle Shack, Tioga County Bass Anglers,

  U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary











   It was a perfect day for Tioga County Bass Anglers 21st annual kids fishing derby at Cowanesque Lake! We had a great turn out and everyone had fun. A huge thank you to everyone that makes this event possible every year. We look forward to seeing everyone again next season! Thanks for coming out!

Kid's derby 2021

Thank you to are sponsors: Tackle Shack,Well Versed Oil Fields,ERB Inspection,Weiss

Tops Elkland Moose,Tc Honor Guard,Chilson-Wilcox,Solar Bat Sun Glasses,Wellsboro

Social Club,Lawrenceville Township,Moose Enterprises,Howard S.Lines Post 6753,

Northland Fishing Tackle,Okuma,Triple S Sporting Supplies,Eagle Claw,Vicious Fishing,Rapala, Matthews Motor We was able to give each Child a hat and Tackle box with some supplies inside to start the tournament.


Big Fish For 2021
281/2 carp


Winner for most fish
caught 2021


Hand sanitizers donated to the derby from Tioga County Lions Club