Rohnert Park Fishing Derby

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


The 25th annual 2008 Rohnert Park Fishing Derby has came and gone

Well sometimes you have to watch what you wish for, as I wished for a nice sunny day for this years fishing derby and we ended up with one of the hottest days of the year. But, yet with the hot weather, 330 kids still ended up with 147 fish caught at this years derbies.

We were honored by having Reba Roberts toss out the first cast. Reba is the former wife of Art Roberts, who the lake was named after. Art Roberts was city councilmen and Mayor for many years and a big part of Rohnert Park from 1968 to 1986. In 1986 after Art passed away, the city council dedicated the lake in memory of Art Roberts.

The biggest fish in the first derby was 3.84 pounds, which is the largest fish caught at a fishing derby. In the second derby the biggest fish was 2.25 pounds. Check out all the photos here.

I want to thank all my sponsors who support the fishing derby and all my volunteers that help the day of the derby.



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What is the date for the 2008 fishing derby?

May 19th, 2008. (2) Fishing derby's this year.

First 300 kids registered for each fishing derby

Registration for 1st fishing derby 7:15AM to 8AM

1st fishing derby 8AM-10AM

Awards for 1st derby 10AM to 10:30AM

Lunch/awards/new registration 10:15AM-11AM

2nd fishing derby 11AM -1PM

Awards for 2nd derby 1pm to 1:30PM

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Where is Roberts Lake located?

5010 Roberts Lake Road, Rohnert Park, Ca

from Santa Rosa  or Petaluma

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Who can enter the fishing derby?

Kids 15 and under. You can print a entry form and bring it the morning of the fishing derby or

fill out a entry form at the fishing derby and enter.

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How much does it cost to enter?

Nothing. Its 100% FREE. The only kids event 100% FREE!

FREE Coffee, FREE Donuts, FREE Hot chocolate, FREE Snow Cones, FREE Hot dog Lunch, FREE picture with your fish

FREE raffle prize entry and of course you get to fish FREE!

FREE is good. : )

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How can I become a sponsor of the Rohnert Park Fishing Derby?

 Just contact us @

Kids wanted! Sponsors needed!

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How can I volunteer at the fishing derby?

Just contact us.

We would love to have you help out.

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How can I enter?

Show up the morning of the fishing derby and filling out a entry form or print entry form from

here and bring it the morning of the fishing derby.

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Revised: 01/22/09.