The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the Tom Banditelli Memorial Trout Derby in cooperation with Schuylkill Headwaters Association.
The trout derby will run from noon on May 1st through noon on May 29th on the Little Schuylkill River. Trout will be tagged for anglers to catch and turn in for prizes. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on May 1st, across from the all-American Jeep dealer on Route 309 South. Registration is $20 and includes a 2021 Trout Button and stocking schedule. Registration forms and rules are available online at and at Tom’s Auto and Marine. Pre-registrations can be turned in to the Tamaqua Borough contactless drop box located at 320 E. Broad Street, or in person at Tom’s Auto and Marine at 250 S Greenwood St, Tamaqua. Checks for registration should be made payable to the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce.
The grand prize this year is a 2-man fishing boat filled with fishing gear, valued at over $800, generously donated by Tom’s Auto and Marine in Tamaqua. Additional sponsors of prizes include fishing gear and gift certificates donated by local area businesses. For more information, call the Chamber at 570.668.1880.