San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will host the 34th annual Catfish Derby on Saturday, June 2 beginning at 6:15 a.m. at Oak Grove Regional Park in Stockton.
Over 2,000 pounds of catfish will be planted prior to the derby, including trophy-size fish from four to 10-pounds. Prizes will be awarded in youth and adult categories.
Kids age 15 years and younger fish for catfish free at Oak Grove’s 10-acre lake during the event. There is no registration fee, however, a $5 fishing permit fee and valid California fishing license are required for those 16 years of age or over. A $6 vehicle-parking fee will also apply. All State Fish and Game laws apply. Participants must supply their own fishing equipment.
Oak Grove Regional Park is at Eight Mile Road and Interstate 5 in Stockton. Park gates will be open at 6:15 a.m., derby registration closes at 10 a.m. and the last weigh-in is at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded shortly thereafter. For more information, call (209) 331-2050 or log onto www.sjparks.com.