FOUNTAIN VALLEY – The Orange County Department of Harbors Beaches and Parks along with Western Fishing & Boating Radio will be hosting the sixth annual Free Kids Fishing Derby at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. This event is on Saturday, March 31, 2007 with fishing starting at 9:00am sharp. The lucky angler who catches the largest trout will win a prize package worth over $500.
“Every young angler will go home with a prize” states Steven Fukuto, one of the hosts of Western Fishing & Boating Radio. “And, after fishing, everyone can enjoy a free hot dog barbecue courtesy of Sam’s Club in Fountain Valley.” There are three age divisions: 7 years and under; 8 to 11years and 12 to 15 years of age. “The competition is stiff, and the younger age group, as well as the young lady anglers has been dominating the scoreboard over the past few years” Fukuto added. Registration begins at 7:00am. The derby runs from 9:00 to 12:00pm followed by the lunch and awards ceremony hosted by the crew of Western Fishing & Boating Radio.
“We appreciate the generous support from the local community,” stated Joanne Taylor, the Park Ranger at Mile Square Park. The California Department of Fish and Game’s “Fishing in the City Program” will be on hand to provide valuable information on California fishing regulations and marine education. They will have a limited amount of loaner rod and reels available for young anglers. Parents must provide proper identification for loaner rods to be issued for their kid. On the lists of sponsors are: Orange County Board of Supervisors, Orange County Department of Harbors Beaches and Parks, Mile Square Park, Western Fishing & Boating Radio, Sam’s Club, Carl’s Jr, 7-Eleven (10950 Warner at Euclid), Smart & Final, South Bay Lady Anglers, and many more.
Western Fishing & Boating Radio also hosts a free kids fishing derby on the famous Huntington Beach Pier in August. More information about all of these derbies can be found at www.wfbradio.com. Western Fishing & Boating Radio can be heard on AM830 KLAA throughout in Southern California every Thursday night from 8 to 10pm with your hosts Steven Fukuto, Gayle Johnson, Dan Fink and Jim Klark.
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