Young Anglers Get Ready for Fishing Derby at Cerritos Regional County Park

Nearly 1,000 children will be angling for a prize catch at the 2006 Cerritos Kids Fishing Derby at Cerritos Regional Park on Saturday, June 3. The annual event 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.

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 event begins at 7:00 a.m. with a free pancake breakfast, followed by the fishing derby from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 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.

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