Catfish Derby – June 4 at Oak Grove


32nd Annual Catfish Derby Set For Saturday, June 4

San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 31st annual Catfish

Derby on Saturday, June 4, 2016 beginning at 6:15 a.m. at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton.

Over 2,500 lbs. of catfish will be planted prior to the derby, which is open to everyone. Prizes will be

awarded in youth and adult categories.

Kids age 15 years and younger fish for catfish FREE at Oak Grove’s 10-acre lake during the

event. There is no registration fee, however, a $5 fishing permit fee and valid CA. fishing license are

required for those sixteen (16) years of age or over. A $6 vehicle-parking fee will also apply. All State

Fish and Game laws apply. Participants must supply their own fishing equipment.

Oak Grove Regional Park is located on Eight Mile Road and Interstate 5 in Stockton. Park gates will be

open at 6:15 a.m., derby registration closes at 10 a.m. and the last weigh-in is at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will

be awarded shortly thereafter.

For more information, call (209) 331-2050 or log onto

www.sjparks.com.

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