Get your poles ready kids, the Fishing Derby is almost here!

Contact(s): Kristi Schroeder, 530-622-5061

Children 12 years old and younger are invited to come out to Lake Walton with their fishing poles, tackle boxes, bait and smiles to take part in the 29th Annual Georgetown Kid’s Fishing Derby from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018. This annual derby has become an eagerly anticipated event each year for youth. The fishing competition starts at 8:00 AM and the casting contest begins at 10:30 AM.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. In addition to free fishing, the day will feature fun contests and other activities for the entire family.

Prizes will be awarded for the Longest Fish Caught, First Fish Caught, Strangest Fish and the Casting Contest and 2 fly fishing kits, provided by Trout Unlimited, will be raffled. The Georgetown Divide Rotary will BBQ hot dogs and have cold drinks available for the participants.

This event is co-sponsored by the Georgetown Divide Public Utilities District, El Dorado County Fish and Game Commission, Trout Unlimited, and the Georgetown Divide Rotary, with assistance from the California Conservation Corps and Growlersberg Conservation Camp.

Look for signs directing participants to the event site.  Parking is limited so please try to carpool, if possible. Lake Walton is located approximately 4.5 miles east of Georgetown on Balderston Road, off of Wentworth Springs Road.  For emergency vehicle and local access, we ask for your cooperation in only parking on the east side of Balderston Road.  There is no camping for participants on-site; Dru Barner and Stumpy Meadows are the closest Forest Service campgrounds to the event.

For more information, please contact the US Forest Service, Georgetown Ranger District at (530) 333-4312.

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