Rohnert Park Fishing Derby

Note: The Fishing Derby is organized by volunteers and supported by generous businesses and individuals in the area.


This is the recap for the 21st annual Rohnert Park Fishing Derby




The Community Voice article on May 28th Picture & Article

It was an exciting day for over 197 children, and all their families. And it all couldn’t happen without the very generous local sponsors and individuals that donate to this event. All volunteers did a great job and I can't thank you all enough.

Let me start by saying 2 years ago there were 30 kids and getting a spot on the shore was no problem. I showed up at 5:30am this year to start setting up and there were 10 families already setting up. WOW!

This year we caught 74 fish, by 56 different kids, in 3 hours. For 19 of those kids, it was the first one they ever caught. So if my math is right, that's a fish caught every 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Not bad, but I'm still far from my goal of having every kid catch a fish. But we're getting there. Well, every kid did go home with at less one fish. Inside every welcome bag you will find a FREE gold fish coupon.

We had over 80 raffle prizes, a free hotdog lunch, hot chocolate, snow cones, coffee and donuts. The raffle went on way too long and I apologize for that.  I already have a great idea on getting the raffle prizes time cut in half for next year.

Make sure to check out the rest of the web page for all the updates and 130 pictures of this year's event and the 2004 results page or the 2004 stats page. I always welcome suggestions and am looking for businesses that would like to be a sponsor.

I  hope everyone had half the fun I did. I get a BIG kick seeing all those smiling faces. If you had a good time remember to tell a friend about the Rohnert Park Fishing Derby, if you had a bad time you were at the Petaluma fishing derby. HA! HA! Just kidding. Just write us and we will give you a full refund.

 I want to thank all that helped volunteer and participated at this year's fishing derby and hope to see you next year.

More pictures on the Activve 20-30 Club's web page Click here

Thank you

Ken Zschach                                                                                                                                                                    President of the Rohnert Park Fishing Derby





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