PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The 21st annual Harry A. Bateman Memorial Jimmy Fund Fishing Derby will take place on Saturday, June 1, at the Frank Controy Pavilion at Onota Lake from 6 a.m. until noon.
No license is required, as it is the state's free fishing weekend. The derby is open to the public and will aim to raise money for the Jimmy Fund's Dana Farber Cancer Institute for children. The proceeds will raise money in the memory of Harry A. Bateman, a former member of Berkshire County Jimmy Fund Council and Central Berkshire Bowman and I.U.E. Local 255 who died of cancer in 1992.
Trophies and prizes will be given to winners for both adults and children, as well as a special category for bow and arrow fishers. All fish must be weighed in by noon.
Children under 14 can enter for $5. Adults' fees cost $10. The fee includes food and beverages and all children are entered into a raffle for a mountain bike.
There is no alcohol served for the event.