Kiwanis Club of Marysville has been providing a free youth (4-15 years) Fishing Derby at Ellis Lake since 1947. Over the years tens of thousands of our youth and families have enjoyed this event. Saturday, May 19, 6:30-11:00 AM at 12th and D Streets will be the location of our "Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs" message and event.
Marysville Kiwanis, in participation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will stock the lake with over 1600 pounds of channel catfish.
The Nor Cal Guides and Sportsmen's Association, and Union Local 228 are sponsoring 3 tubs of rainbow trout available to catch and take home.
A free breakfast from 6:30-9 AM, as well as games, clowns, cotton candy, hot dogs, and fun for all. Random drawings will be held near the end for bikes, fishing gear, and sporting equipment.
In order to make this a truly memorable day for the kids we'd like them to experience the thrill of catching lots of fish. Unfortunately, the cost of the catfish has risen dramatically in the past year, so we are reaching out to you in hopes that you would consider a donation to help with the cost of catfish. If you have helped us in the past, thank you so much; if you can help us this year, your donation will be beyond meaningful and ensure that this event is one that makes our community proud and gives our kids a fantastic day.
We can't thank you enough. If you're willing, please send your donation to: Marysville Kiwanis Youth Fishing Derby, PO Box 347, Marysville, CA 95901. If you have any questions, please call me at (530) 635-0046.