Ankeny Fishing Derby 2021

The 2022 Fishing Derby is coming in June!


Please register here or you can register the day of.

This is the free fishing weekend in Iowa so licenses are not required.



Kid fishing flyer

Fish Ankeny PROJECT


The Optimist Club of Ankeny is proud to support the Fish Ankeny project. This is a joint project to support and promote fishing in and around the City of Ankeny.

Below are links to the Fish Ankeny guide which includes more information about the project including why the project is important to the natural resources.

There is also a link for a map showing fishing locations around the city of Ankeny.

The Fish Ankeny project is a cooperative project supported by:

Optimist Club of Ankeny

Central Iowa Anglers

Central Iowa Fly Fishers

Ankeny Golf and Country Club

Polk County Community Development

Ankeny IKES (Izaak Walton League)

Individual Citizens

Coordinated with the City of Ankeny Parks and Recreation Department