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‘Carp’-e Diem for Knabe Annual Fishing Derby in Cerritos

Don Knabe Los Angeles County Supervisor with children casting their fishing rods. From right to left Makoa B., Nalani B., Jazmine Lacey, and John Lacey Jr.

Don Knabe Los Angeles County Supervisor with children casting their fishing rods. From right to left Makoa B., Nalani B., Jazmine Lacey, and John Lacey Jr. Daniel E. Beckham Photo.

By Daniel E. Beckham

Nearly 3,000 children and adults gathered for the Annual Cerritos Kids Fishing Derby at Cerritos Regional Park on Saturday, June 7, 2014. The annual event was sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, along with the City of Cerritos, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Cerritos Rod and Gun Club.

The event began at 7:00am with a free pancake breakfast, followed by the fishing derby at 8:00am – 11:00am. Children had the opportunity to participate in free fishing and angler safety lessons. Each child also received a free t-shirt and were eligible to compete for prizes in other categories.

California Department of Parks and Recreation stocked the lake with 5000 pounds of Catfish.

Volunteers from the Cerritos Senior Center showed up at 6:30am and members of the Rod and Gun Club showed up at 5:00am. Free breakfast was served and cooked by the Cerritos Rod and Gun Club. Free t-shirts for the event were given to participants and ran out by 8:15am

The largest fish caught was an 8lb Carp by 7 year old, Jayden Sahussanun.

Winners of the Fishing Derby. Daniel E. Beckham Photo.

Winners of the Fishing Derby. Daniel E. Beckham Photo.

First place for age group 4-6 was Joseph Banos, 4 years old from Alhambra at 4lb 3oz; Second Place was Anisa Sos, 5 years old from Santa Ana at 3lb 15oz; Third place was Katherine Low, 5 years old from Cerritos at 3lb 11oz.

First place for age group 7-9 was Ethan Ibarra, 7 years old from Lakewood at 4lb 10oz.; Second place was Zachary Baloloy, 9 years old from Cerritos at 3lb 14oz.; Third Place was Amalachi Mobley, 7 years old from Bellflower at 3lb 11oz.

First place for age group 10-12 was Geoffrey Morris, 11 years old from Bellflower at 3lb 13oz.; Second place was Tahiya Nashik, 10 years old from Hawaiian Gardens at 3lb 11oz.; Third place was Leeanna Galvan, 12 years old from Alhambra at 3lb oz.

First place for age group 13-15 was Phoebe Lao, 13 years old from Cerritos at 4lb 7oz.; Second Place was Marcus Lowe, 13 years old from Lancaster at 4lb 3oz.; Third Place was Yasmeen Sos, 13 years old from Tustin at 3lb 14oz.

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4 Responses to ‘Carp’-e Diem for Knabe Annual Fishing Derby in Cerritos

  1. toya burt/williams Reply

    July 23, 2014 at 7:14 am

    please send me an email of your future fishing derby schedule would love for my kids and grandkids to be apart of this wonderful event thanks

  2. Council of Thieves Reply

    June 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    We need more events like this across the County.

    Less corruption and wasteful spending in Bell, Cerritos, and the water district and more family oriented programs & events for the community.

  3. wendellj Reply

    June 12, 2014 at 10:35 am

    this was a great turnout. thank you supervisor knabe. good luck next year

  4. joyce Reply

    June 9, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    The largest fish was caught by Jayden Sahussanun.

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