Sportsmen’s Club hosts annual fishing derby
April 15, 2013 — Memorial Park will come alive at 5 a.m. Saturday, April 20, when hundreds of children ages 2 to 15 take up fishing poles in hopes of catching a prized trout in the Susan River. Due to conflicts between young anglers and adults when the event was held on fishing season’s opening day back in the 1980s, a special dispensation from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife permits the derby the week before the regular season opens. Susanville is the only city in the state allowed to hold such an event.
Participants should register/check in between 5 and 9 a.m. Susanville Supermarket IGA and Morning Glory Dairy will provide free breakfast for children from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m., which will include donuts, fruit, hot chocolate and juice. Coffee will be available for purchase.