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2020 Kids Fishing Derby

2020 Kids Fishing Derby

13th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - CANCELLED

Join us for the 13th annual Kids Fishing Derby. Each year children experience a relaxing and successful day catching their first fish at Laguna Lake.  Bring your own gear or borrow gear from the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW).  Borrowing gear is contingent on going through the DFW fishing learning stations the morning of the event.

Registration begins February 10. Register early to guarantee your spot.  Only children 3 to 15 are allowed to fish during these hours. This event will sell out. (Date subject to change due to inclement weather.) 

Register Today! 

Laguna Lake

Located at 3120 Lakeview Dr. (just east of Euclid St.) in northern Fullerton. Park in one of the two lots or in the equestrian dirt parking lot.

Fishing Derby Map

Schedule of Events

  • 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 – Registration & DFW Learning Stations
  • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Fishing Derby

Registration - Opens February 10

  • Free (Register early to guarantee a spot)
  • Space is limited to 750 persons, and early registration is recommended.  
  • Register Online or by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at (714) 738-6575.
  • Parents of children requiring special accommodations to participate in the event are asked to notify the department staff at the time of registration.

For more information on the Fishing Derby, please call: (714) 738-6575.

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers for the day of the event. If interested please call the Event Specialist at (714) 738-5335.


Interested in supporting this free event, please contact the Event Specialist at (714) 738-5335.

2020 Event Sponsor:

Supervisor Doug Chaffee, Fourth District, Orange County Board of Supervisors

Past Event Sponsors:






Jones and Mayer  |  Arborland  |  Willingham & Starkey Insurance Services 

Land Mark Plaza  |  Newport Whales

Revised 02/18/2020