Posts Tagged ‘Fishing Derby’

The smell of salty fish is still in the air from the many fish biting last month at the 60th Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo and the 22nd Annual Seal Beach Youth Fishing Derby. As a long held tradition, these fishing derbies aim to get kids hooked on fishing at an early age. Through the fun and friendly competitions, young anglers are encouraged to show off their budding fishing skills and develop a lifelong passion for fishing.

Youth fishing derbies such as these are also a great way for FCEC to send home positive messages about fishing while educating local community members about the local Do Not Consume (DNC) fish. Parents and children were given information about which local fish are safe or not safe to eat and put their learning to practice by playing our fish identification game!

Check out the photo slideshow to see all the fun!

Summer is just around the corner. Are you ready for what’s coming up? We have the latest news on where the most exciting fishing events are happening this month. With derbies, discounts and Fisherman’s Appreciation Day to keep you entertained, you’ll be wishing every month was like June. So grab your shades, fishing rods and ice coolers, and let the fishing fun begin!

>> Enjoy your evenings at the Aquarium of the Pacific for just $14.95 from now until September. Adults, seniors and children ages 3-11 can take advantage of this special price after 5:00 pm on selected Discounted Late Nights. The nighttime activities of the animals and beautiful evening lighting transform the Aquarium into a whole other place!

>> Join the Marina Del Rey Anglers on June 8 – 9 for the 38th Annual Halibut Derby. Compete against other anglers for the biggest catch and have fun with friends and family during these two fun filled days on the water. All proceeds from the event support two great causes.

>> Los Anglers invites local fishermen and families to the 4th Annual Fisherman’s Appreciation Day on Venice Pier. On June 15, come out to the pier for free food, games and prizes. You will even have a chance to hone your fishing skills and talk with the pros!

>> On June 16, the local Santa Monica Bait & Tackle Shop is hosting their annual Father’s Day Fishing Derby out on the pier. What better way to show love for your father than a good day spent fishing? Be sure to stop by our FCEC booth and say hello!

>> Fathers will not be short of celebrations this month. Also on June 16, get together with the family for the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Annual Father’s Day BBQ. Take in the view of Rainbow Harbor while enjoying a culinary feast that is sure to please any dad.

>> No one is too young to be a fisherman. So bring your kids to Fisherman’s Wharf on June 23 for Kids Day at the Docks and show them what fishing is all about! Hands on instructors will teach kids fishing techniques, safe places to fish, and about our beautiful ocean. Fishing on the docks and rod/reel use are free.

Check out our FCEC calendar for more information about these events and more. Can’t wait to take part in these events? Let us know below which of them are getting you excited for summer!

*Photo courtesy of Seaside Vacations.



Why worry about “June gloom” when you can, “June zoom,” over to some fun and eco-conscious activities? Whether you’re in the mood for a concert or a contest, a day on the ocean or a night at the aquarium, we’ve got a line-up that will start your summer off right.

>> Come and Say Aloha on June 3 at the 9th annual Pacific Islander Festival hosted by the Aquarium of the Pacific. Get shaking with multi-cultural dancing, games, art and food!

>> For something soothing, drift away on June 7 to the sounds of the ocean and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra for “Sounds and Spaces,” ant the Aquarium of the Pacific.

>> Obey the law of the lake for a chance at $2000 in cash prizes. Head out to Convict Lake on June 8-10 for the Hangman’s Bonus Fishing Derby.

>> A day late but not at all short, celebrate World Ocean Day on June 9, at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium or join the beach party at the Santa Monica Pier’s Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival. Both filled with facts and fun for the whole family.

>> Come and appreciate Dads, fisherman—or both. The 3rd annual Fisherman’s Appreciation Day has a day’s worth of FREE family fun on June 16 at the Venice Pier The on the June 17, sign dad up for The Father’s Day BBQ at the Aquarium of the Pacific!

>> Sea lions and dolphins and sharks, oh my! Sign up for adventure with Catalina Above and Below at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium on June 23 and get up close and personal with SoCal’s marine animals.

>> It’s a day at the beach they will never forget. Youth Fishing Day on June 24 at Fisherman’s Village will teach your kids how to fish for a lifetime with free fishing, bait, rods, reels and parking!

Check out additional information about these events, and more, on our FCEC calendar. It looks like it’s going to be a cool summer!

Which events will you be attending this month? Share with us below!

*Photo is courtesy of Naples News.

It’s a fish off! That’s right, FCEC invites you to the 20th Annual Seal Beach Fishing Derby for kids that will take place this Saturday, August 27th at the local pier in Seal Beach. Registration will take place at the pier between 7:00-9:00am and the derby will begin at 7:30am and run until 12:00pm. Free refreshments will also be provided!

The Rotary Club of Los Alamitos/Seal Beach is coordinating the event and FCEC partner Montrose Settlements Restoration Program (MSRP) is providing funding for fish contamination education to the youth participating in the derby.

The FREE event is open to all youth up to the age of fifteen years old. 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.

The youth involved will not only have fun but will leave having had great first-hand experience in fish identification! After the fish are caught, derby participants will use the sign on the pier to determine whether the fish they hooked are safe to eat or qualify for the tournament.

Kids will be given educational materials on fish contamination and reusable bags to take home with them. The young anglers will also be given a photo of them participating in the derby!

So bring out the kids to have some educational fun at the 20th Annual Seal Beach Fishing Derby!


*Photo courtesy of BD Outdoors