California University of Pennsylvania
Eberly College of Science & Technology
Department of Earth Sciences
Parks & Recreation Management Program

What You Do in Your Free Time is Our Business!



17th Annual Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival!!
Saturday, April 21, 2012

For Children 15 years & younger

Join Us At California Rotary Park in California, PA
3rd Street & Rt. 88 near Exit 32 of PA 43 - Turnpike

Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 7:00am - 3:00pm

  • FREE Registration & FREE Fishing!

  • LOTS of FISH - BIG Ones Too!

  • Trophies & Prizes!

  • FUN for the Whole Family!

  • FREE Loaner Fishing Rods/Reels
    Courtesy of the PA Fish & Boat Commission


Click the picture of
Freddie the Fish to go
to the PRYFF Facebook
page

Details:

Registration will begin at 7:00AM to Noon and fishing will begin at 8:00AM Sharp!
Awards, trophies and prizes will be presented at 2:00PM-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!

Entertainment will 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.

Woodsy
the Owl Says
"Give A Hoot,
Don't Pollute!"

For Questions Contact:

  • 2012 PRYFF Program Chair -  Megan Schuh
    at
    (509) 989-7259 - or email SCH1884@calu.edu

  • Dr. John Confer, PRS Faculty Advisor
    at (724) 938-4211 or email confer@calu.edu

Kids Don't Remember Their Best Day of Watching TV!

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


2012 Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival

Rules and Regulations

Schedule:

  • Registration: Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 7:00 a.m. to Noon

  • Fishing begins at 8:00 a.m.

  • The weigh-in & measuring will end at 2:00 p.m. and prizes will be awarded shortly after.
    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:

  1. No wading, fishing from shoreline only!

  2. No vehicles, animals or bikes permitted on the track.

  3. Any bait that is permitted by PA Fish & Boat Commission can be used.

  4. 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!

  5. First, Second, and Third prizes will be given for each age group.

  6. A limit of 5 fish can be caught and only 3 can be entered for judging.

  7. All fish caught & kept and fish that are caught & released during the fishing festival must be reported at checkout/registration table.

  8. All participants must register with the registration table at the festival from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 - noon.

  9. The entire posted area will be open to contestant fishing ONLY!

  10. Each participant is only permitted to use one fishing rod.

  11. Only fish from the posted area are eligible for judging.

  12. Parents/guardians are not permitted to reel in fish, but may assist their child with baiting and de-hooking.

  13. All fish entered will be weighed and measured for their score; the fish must be a minimum of 7" in length (seven inches).

  14. The final score will be based on total length of the up to the 3 largest trout.

  15. All fish entered in the contest must be taken to the official weighing/measuring tent
    Please enter ALL fish caught even if practicing catch & release fishing
    We need to report all fish caught to PA Fish & Boat Commission!

  16. The participant must take all fish caught home (unless practicing catch & release fishing).

  17. NO Littering, please pick up any litter you see, let's keep our streams clean!
    Remember to Leave No Trace & Tread Lightly!

Please Don't Trash
My Home!


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.

Sponsors:

  • Borough of California, PA

  • California, PA Rotary Club

  • Green Springs Trout Farms

  • Arby’s, Washington

  • Block Buster, Washington

  • Campy’s, California Borough

  • Coffee Connections, California Borough

  • Cracker Barrel, Washington

  • Dairy Queen, California Borough

  • Fridays, Washington

  • Highpoint Restaurant and Lounge, Coal Center

  • Kwik Fill, California Borough

  • Lagerheads, Coal Center

  • Peter J. Daily, 49th District State Representative

  • PNC Bank, California Borough

  • Ponderosa, Washington

  • Quizno’s, California Borough

  • Red Lobster, Washington

  • Riverhouse, Charloi

  • Sportsmen’s Warehouse

  • Starbucks, Washington

  • Subway, California Borough

  • Zerambo's Bait & Tackle, Bentleyville

  • Rose Plastics, California, PA

  • Trout Unlimited, Uniontown Chapter

  • Pennatronics, California, PA

In Cooperation with:

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!

Zerambo’s Tackle

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!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Earthday Network

April is National Children & Nature Awareness Month

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



Dr. John Confer
California University of Pennsylvania
Earth Sciences Dept, Parks & Recreation Mgmt. Program
Office: EBE 265 2nd floor, Eberly Sciences & Technology Center
Fall 2013 Office Hours:
  MWF @ 11-11:50AM & MW @ 3-3:50PM
  or by appointment (E-mail for appointment)
Phone: (724) 938-4211
E-mail:
confer@calu.edu
Dr. Confer's Home Page: http://workforce.calu.edu/confer/

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