Over 1,200 youth ages 3 to 15 will be angling for a prize catch at the Fourteenth Annual Knabe Katch Fishing Derby this Saturday, September 18, 2010. This year’s event is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the City of La Mirada, Kiwanis International of La Mirada and the California Department of Fish and Game. It promises to be a fun-filled day for the entire family.
“The fishing derbies are always fun events that children and families look forward to and many return to participate each year,” said Supervisor Knabe. “Even if a child has never fished before, there are volunteers on-hand to show them the art of casting a line and the fun of putting a worm on a hook.”
The event will begin at 7:00 a.m. with a free pancake breakfast, followed by the derby kickoff at 8:00 a.m. Children may take part in free fishing and angler safety lessons as well as other arts and craft activities. Each child will also receive a free t-shirt and be eligible for prizes in several categories.
The fishing derby is a successful collaboration of sponsors and volunteers which includes Norms Restaurant, U.S. Food Service, CARE Ambulance, Central Basin Municipal Water Districts, Edco Waste and Recycling Services, Rainbow Bait & Tackle, Sav-on Tackle, First Day Community Angels, and the Junior Leagues of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
La Mirada Regional County Park is located at 13701 South Adelfa Avenue in the City of La Mirada. For more information, call (626) 333-1369.