Contact: Jim Dill
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Cold Stream Road
9446 Cold Stream Road
Truckee, CA  96161
United States

Oh yes the annual Kids Fishing Derby. This event is free  to all children 12 and under. It will be held at the Cold Stream Pond behind Donner State Memorial Park. This event is jointly sponsored by the Nevada County Fish and Game and the Truckee Noon Rotary Club. Come on down and teach your kids to lie like a real fisherman. Where 5" becomes 18". Where one fish becomes 20.  Don't know how to fish yourself? Ah no problem "experts" will be on hand to help out. Food and soft drinks will be available, should you not catch a fish. No boats allowed please.

Local sportsman and angler Bob Tilton founded the event 29 years ago with the vision to draw children to a sport they could pursue for a lifetime. He started the derby to give youth an option for healthy recreation while keeping them out of trouble.“My goal was to get kids hooked on fishing, not on drugs,” Tilton said. “If we can get kids started in the right direction, we can make a difference. There’s so much water around the area, it would be a shame for kids not to fish.”

Thanks to Ray Butler for getting this info to us and for continuing to coordinate our efforts with the State Parks as well as California Dept. of Fish and Game.

This is a free event. It is limited to children under the age of 12. Older kids are not eligible for prizes.

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR OUTSTANDING SPONSOR Mountain Hardware and Sports ACE in Truckee. More details, fishing gear, etc are available at the store.  

Directions: Take the road that runs between the hotel and the Chevron gas station. The fishing pond is on the right side of the road, about 1/2 mile up the road. Map of location