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  1. John Stewart
  2. Eldorado NF
  3. Thursday, 23 May 2019

PLACERVILLE, Calif. - Children 16 years and younger are invited to come out to Lake Walton with their fishing poles, bait and tackle boxes for the 30th Annual Georgetown Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday June 1st from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This annual derby has become an eagerly anticipated event for youth of the foothills. In addition to free fishing, the day will feature fun contests and other activities for the entire family, BBQ hot dogs and cold drinks provided by the Georgetown Divide Rotary, and raffle prizes donated by Trout Unlimited.

The fishing competition begins at 8:00 AM with prizes awarded for the Longest Fish Caught, First Fish Caught, Strangest Fish, and the Casting Contest which begins at 10:30. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

This event is co-sponsored by the Georgetown Divide Public Utilities District, El Dorado County Fish and Game Commission, Trout Unlimited, and the Georgetown Rotary, with assistance from the California Conservation Corps and Growlersberg Conservation Camp.

Look for signs directing participants to the event site. Parking is limited so please carpool if possible. Lake Walton is located approximately 4.5 miles east of Georgetown on Balderston Road, off of Wentworth Springs Road. For emergency vehicle and local access, we ask for your cooperation in only parking on the east side of Balderston Road. There is no camping on-site; Dru Barner and Stumpy Meadows are the closest Forest Service campgrounds to the event.

For more information, please contact the US Forest Service, Georgetown Ranger District at (530) 333-4312.

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