For the past 25+ years, The Juniata County Trout Club has held the Bill Beward Memorial Fishing Derby over Mother's Day weekend for children 12 and under (accompanied by a responsible adult). In 2019, the Derby hosted about 120 kids along the streams of Licking Creek. Trophies and prizes are given to several age categories throughout the Derby. The Derby originated at Doe Run in Helltown, PA and in the early 2000's, through extensive state approved stream improvement projects, was moved to Licking Creek, PA at Zook’s Dam. The Juniata County Trout Club stocks a 300 yard section of Licking Creek with 900 of its biggest and best fish (up to 17-20") so that kids ages 12 and under have a reserved day and area to learn and enjoy the sport of trout fishing. In addition, the trout club reserves the entire month of May as a children-only fishing period.