Fishing Derby on the Pier Saturday, Aug. 17

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A young fisherman with a catch from the 2013 Seal Beach Fishing Derby for kids. File photo originally provided by Milt Houghton

The Rotary Club of Los Alamitos/Seal Beach, with major sponsors Ganahl Lumber and Southland Credit Union, invites the community to the 28th Annual Seal Beach Fishing Derby for kids.

The Fishing Derby will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Seal Beach Municipal Pier. Registration will take place at the pier between 7 and 9 a.m. with the tournament beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at noon. Free refreshments and a pancake breakfast will be provided for all Derby registrants.

This free event is open to all youth fifteen years old or younger. Bring your favorite rod and reel, loaners and free bait will also be available. The derby is catch and release and qualifying fish will be weighed once they are reeled in. Various trophies and prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught.

Other co-sponsors include the Lions Club of Seal Beach and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.