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Placerville Recreation & Parks

Mar 30, 2012 05:33AM ● By Style

"I once 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. The Placerville Recreation Department invites you to get the kids hooked on fishing at the 25th 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 14. Toddlers through 2nd graders will fish from 9 to 11 a.m., and participants in grades 3-8 will fish from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Awards for the longest fish will be given to each age group; just bring your own pole and some bait! Fishing licenses are not required for kids participating in the derby.

Children can also show off 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 supplies 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!

For more information, visit or call the Placerville Recreation Department at 530-642-5232.