21th Annual Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival!!
Saturday, April 23, 2016
For Children 15 years & younger
Join Us At California Rotary Park in
Saturday, April 23, 2016 @ 7:00am - 3:00pm
begin at 7:00AM to Noon and fishing will begin at 8:00AM Sharp!
Awards, trophies and prizes will be presented at 3:00PM
The event will be
held at California’s Rotary Park.
The Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival is California’s largest & longest running community recreational event of the year!
be provided, so bring fishing rod (or borrow one of ours!), tackle, bait and let's have some FUN!
Expert fishing guides will be on hand to answer questions or help you learn how to catch trout!
This event provides a great family atmosphere for parents and children.
Games, Activities, Face Painting, a Bounce House & Happy the Clown w/ Balloon Animals!
Vendors will be on hand selling bait, tackle, food & drinks.
the Owl Says
"Give A Hoot,
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Kids Don't Remember Their Best Day of Watching
They WILL Remember Their BEST Day Fishing with YOU!
Come to the PRYFF & Make Some Real Lasting Memories!
Parents, you can print "Special Fishing & Boating Coupons" for your young anglers! - Click HERE
2016 Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival
Rules and Regulations
Registration: Saturday, April 23, 2016 @ 7:00 a.m. to Noon
Fishing begins at 8:00 a.m.
weigh-in & measuring will end at 3:00 p.m. and prizes will be awarded
YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO COLLECT YOUR AWARD.
Who can fish?
Fishing on Saturday is limited to children 15 & under.
Children 13 and under must have a parent/guardian present.
Festival staff reserves the right to remove any person from the festival boundaries for any behavior contradictory to the festival rules and regulations.
Rules and Regulations:
No wading, fishing from shoreline only!
No vehicles, animals or bikes permitted on the track.
Any bait that is permitted by PA Fish & Boat Commission can be used.
The age groups for the festival are as follows:
6 and under
7 to 9
10 to 11
12 to 15
NO ONE 16 YEARS OR OLDER MAY FISH!
First, Second, and Third Place Trophies will be given for each age group.
A limit of 5 fish can be caught and only 3 can be entered for judging.
All fish caught & kept and fish that are caught & released during the fishing festival must be reported at checkout/registration table.
All participants must register with the registration table at the festival from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 - noon.
The entire posted area will be open to contestant fishing ONLY!
Each participant is only permitted to use one fishing rod.
Only fish from the posted area are eligible for judging.
Parents/guardians are not permitted to reel in fish, but may assist their child with baiting and unhooking.
All fish entered will be weighed and measured for their score; the fish must be a minimum of 7" in length (seven inches).
The final score will be based on total length of the up to the 3 largest trout.
fish entered in the contest must be taken to the official weighing/measuring
Please enter ALL fish caught even if practicing catch & release fishing
We need to report the number of fish caught, released and kept to PA Fish & Boat Commission!
The participants must take all fish caught home (unless practicing catch & release fishing).
please pick up any litter you see, let's keep our streams clean!
Remember to Leave No Trace & Tread Lightly!
Please Don't Trash
When is Next Pear's Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival?
April 16, 2016
April 23, 2016
April 15, 2017
April 22, 2017
April 14, 2018
April 21, 2018
April 13, 2019
April 20, 2019
April 12, 2020
April 19, 2020
*How is this determined? (PA-FBC)
Organizers & Sponsors
Organized & programmed by:
Cal U Parks & Recreation Student Society
Cal U Parks & Recreation Management Program
Cal U Recreation Program Planning Class (REC 412)
Cal U Eco Learning Community
California University Sponsors:
California University of Pennsylvania
College of Science & Technology
Earth Sciences Department
Cal U Student Association, Inc.
Borough of California, PA
California, PA Rotary Club
Green Springs Trout Farms
Block Buster, Washington
Campy’s, California Borough
Coffee Connections, California Borough
Cracker Barrel, Washington
Dairy Queen, California Borough
Highpoint Restaurant and Lounge, Coal Center
Kwik Fill, California Borough
Lagerheads, Coal Center
Peter J. Daily, 49th District State Representative
PNC Bank, California Borough
Quizno’s, California Borough
Red Lobster, Washington
Subway, California Borough
Zerambo's Bait & Tackle, Bentleyville
Rose Plastics, California, PA
Trout Unlimited, Uniontown Chapter
Pennatronics, California, PA
In Cooperation with:
Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society
Special Thanks to:
Borough of California, Pennsylvania
California Borough Mayor, Casey Durdines
California Borough Recreation Authority
Rotary Club, California, PA
California University of Pennsylvania
Cal U Department of Earth Sciences
Cal U Student Association Inc.
Ed Marks & The Cal. U Grounds Crew
Cal U Park & Recreation Society
Cal U Roosterhead Rugby Club
AVI Food Services, Cal U
John Mariscotti Funeral Home
Mary Popvich, The Clown!
Green Springs Trout Farm
Peter J. Daley, 49th District State Representative
Somerset Sports Shop Outlet, Somerset, PA
Lagerheads, Coal Center, PA
Dairy Queen, California, PA
Kwik Fill, California, PA
Coffee Connections, California, PA
High Point Restaurant & Lounge, Coal Center, PA
Quiznos, California, PA
Fox’s Pizza, Brownsville, PA
Gander Mountain, Moon Township, PA
Pizza Hut, Brownsville, PA
HAPPY EARTH DAY!
April is National Children & Nature
The Fishing Fun Doesn't End after the Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival!!
June is National Kids Fishing Month!!
Visit the Little Lunkers Learning Center & Try your hand at the Fishing Fun & Games