Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout

Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout
Posted on 02/09/2017

The fishing frenzy in Sierra Madre, CA is about to begin with the annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout happening March 24-26, 2017. This long standing Sierra Madre tradition began 40+ years ago with a one day fishing derby, but over the years has grown into a weekend event that includes a camp out, derby and family fishing. For many families, this event is a rite of passage and one they return to year after year.


For many of the youth- ages 3-15- who partake in the event, this is their first time camping and catching a fish. If you can remember your first catch or first night under the stars you might remember the awe and triumph you felt. This strong sense of tradition stems from the overall objective of the program which is to offer local youth and their families the opportunity to participate in an outdoor fishing experience without having to travel far from home.

Registration for the 2017 Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout is available on Monday, February 27th at 8am to March 20th.  Participants must register and provide payment in person at Sierra Madre City Hall located at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024.    


Camp Out, Friday March 24th starting at 5:00pm

$60 per campsite includes Derby Contest for four kids.

Activities include: Bonfires, S’mores and Astronomy Presentations


Fishing Derby, Sponsored by Sierra Madre Firefighters Association

Saturday, March 25th, 7:00am to 11:30am.

$13 for youth age 3 to 15 years, all skill levels are welcome.

On-Site registration provided by Sierra Madre Civic Club

Entrance located next to Dapper Field in Sierra Vista Park.

Food for purchase made available by The Kiwanis Club of Sierra Madre


Family Fishing

Saturday, March 25 from 12:30pm to 4:00pm  

Sunday, March 26 from 7:00am to 1:00pm

$23 for a family of four.  Separate admission required for each day.

Open to all ages.  Participants pay at the entrance located next to Dapper Field.

No catch limit, keep as many as you like.


For sponsorship opportunities or additional information:

Phone: Clarissa Lowe or Tim Shepard (626) 355-7135

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