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16th annual fishing derby takes place at Riverwalk

Posted at 10:08 AM, Feb 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-29 13:12:05-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The 16th annual Fishing Derby took place at the Park at Riverwalk on Saturday morning.

700 pounds of fish were dropped into the lake for hundreds of people to fish out. 10 fish were tagged, and those who caught those fish won $200.

There were also awards given for the top three largest fish caught.

Admission is $8 for ages 17 and under, and $15 for adults.

Participants must bring their own fishing gear, and ages 16+ must have a valid California fishing license.

The event supports the Kern County Sheriff's Activities League, which is dedicated to developing local youth into responsible, productive, and ethical citizens and reducing juvenile victimization, crime, and delinquency, according to the group's website.

The event is happening until 12 noon.