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Hooked on Fishing

03/30/2015 02:26PM ● Published by Style

Ionce caught a fish THIS BIG!” Perhaps your children won’t believe you, but soon, they may have a fish story of their own to tell. Get the kids hooked on fishing at the 28th Annual Spring Fishing Derby and Casting Contest.

Thanks to the El Dorado County Fish and Game Commission, Lumsden Pond will be full of rainbow trout just in time for the festivities. The Fishing Derby takes place at Lumsden Park on Saturday, April 18. Toddlers through 2nd graders will fish from 9-11 a.m., and participants in grades 3-8 will throw their poles in from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Awards for the longest fish will be given to each age group. Arrive with your own pole and some bait; fishing licenses are not required for children participating in the Fishing Derby.

Children can also show their skills in the Casting Contest, sponsored by the Placerville Lions Club. And when the fish have stopped biting for the day, the little ones can grab a bite—the Placerville Kiwanis Club will supply each child with a free hot dog and soft drink.

The entire event is free and no advance registration is required. Rain or shine, don’t let this great family event be the one that got away!
­— Kimberly Stewart

For more information, visit cityofplacerville.org or call the Placerville Community Services Department at 530-642-5232.

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