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Venison Donation Pantry Project Family Fishing Derby.

August 31 @ 5:00 am - September 1 @ 1:00 pm

Venison Donation Coalition Fishing Derby August 31 and September 1, 2024

Mark your calendars! Keuka Lake August 31 and September 1st 2024

Registration for the Derby begins on June 1, 2024

Come enjoy a fun filled friendly competition on beautiful Keuka lake. All while raising money for great cause. Derby entry includes a pulled pork, Italian sausage and chicken spedie lunch from Corning Catering. There will be awards, door prizes, and thousands of dollars worth of raffles and auction items at the Hammondsport Fireman’s field beginning at 2 pm on Sunday Sept. 1st. Must be present to win!

Remember this is a fundraiser for a good cause. Bring some extra cash for games auctions and raffles at the awards!

Cash prizes in trout, large mouth and small mouth divisions.

Special separate youth anglers division for those 15 and under.

Weigh in locations: all three corners of Keuka for access convenience! All accessible by boat!

Open from 9am- 6pm August 31st

9am -1pm September 1st

Morgan’s Marine 2 Route 54-East Lake Rd. Penn Yan.

Boathouse Keuka 35 West Lake Rd

Keuka State Park near boat launch slip 10 Branchport

Registration for the Derby begins on June 1, 2024


  1. All individuals in the boat must be pre-registered and all must be entered in the same divisions
  2. NYS fishing license required and all fish must be caught in Keuka Lake or tributaries.
  3. All NYS rules and regulations must be followed.
  4. Trout division includes any trout /salmon caught from Keuka
  5. Hours of the derby are from 5am August 31st until 1pm on Sunday September 1st.
  6. Anglers may only win one place per division they are entered in.
  7. Anglers 15 and younger can enter the special youth derby, or as an adult but not both.
  8. Bait fishing is allowed.
  9. Weigh in locations will be open from 9am till 6pm on Saturday the 31st and from 9am till 1pm on Sunday September the 1st.
  10. Any fish that are not in line to be weighed by 1pm on Sunday will be disqualified.
  11. No shenanigans. Foreign objects found in fish will result in disqualification.
  12. In the event of a tie, prize money from appropriate placings will be split.
  13. All decisions of the derby committee are final.

Registration needs to be done by 5pm Friday August 30th. You can register online by following this

Registration is $20 for youth 15 and under includes food and they can fish for both bass and trout.

Registration for Adults is $40, includes food and entry into choice of one division.

Additional division entries are $20 each.

(All adults in the boat need to be registered in the same divisions)

Questions can be answered by calling 607-377-2697 after 4pm and weekends.

Or register in person CASH ONLY at:

Louis Gun Shop 367 West Morris Street Bath

Deer Run Outfitters 2618 NY 14A Penn Yan.


We would not even have this program if it weren’t for our amazing sponsors.

Join the ranks of Financial Donors and we will happily advertise your group as a Sponsor.


August 31 @ 5:00 am
September 1 @ 1:00 pm
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Keuka Lake


Venion Donation Coalition
Western & Central New York
Pantry Project

The Venison Donation Coalition (VDC) is governed by a 7-member volunteer Board of Directors and employs a Part Time Program Aide. The Coalition is recognized by the IRS as a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, and donations to the Coalition are fully tax-deductible. Deer and Dollars both! A CPA handles all of finances including a voluntary Annual Financial Review by a second CPA. Our books are in great order with very low Admin cost to our Project.

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