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Young Anglers Get Ready for the Cerritos Kids Fishing Derby

The Kids Fishing Derby will be held this Saturday, June 2 at Cerritos Regional Park from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Nearly 1,000 children will be angling for a prize catch at the on Saturday, June 2.

The annual event, which is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, along with the city of Cerritos, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Cerritos Rod and Gun Club, is one of the community's most popular family events.

“This fishing derby is always a fantastic event that children and families look forward to every year,” said Supervisor Knabe.  “Even if a child has never fished before, there will be volunteers on-hand to show them the art of fishing.”

The day's festivities begin at 7 a.m. with a free pancake breakfast, followed by the fishing derby from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Children can participate in free fishing and angler safety lessons. Each child will also receive a free t-shirt and be eligible to compete for prizes in other categories.                       

Approximately 1,000 children attend the fishing derby annually, including nearly 200 foster children and over 100 children being transported in from parks throughout Supervisor Knabe’s District. 

Last year's winner was . 

Cerritos Regional Park is located at 19700 Bloomfield Avenue. For more information, call (562) 924-5144.

- Office of Don Knabe

John June 09, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Event had more adults fishing than kids.... disappointing. Very rude adults, police presence, but no where to be found when needed. Felt unsafe and will not do again.

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