Catfish Derby Comes to San Bernardino Regional Parks

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The Catfish Derby 2023 will take place from August 1st to August 31st at Mojave Narrows Regional Park, Glen Helen Regional Park, and Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park, all of which are managed by San Bernardino Regional Parks. This fishing competition is open to the public and welcomes anglers of all ages. The heaviest catfish caught at each Regional Park will be awarded prizes, including three 1st place awards ($500 each), three 2nd place awards ($300 each), and three 3rd place awards ($100 each). There will also be a prize of $1000 for the overall heaviest catfish caught. To participate, a vehicle day pass, Day Fishing Permit, and Derby Entry Permit must be obtained. These can be purchased upon arrival and before the start of the derby. The Derby fee is $5, and the Park entry fee is $8 on weekdays and $10 on weekends. The Fishing fee is $10 per person Monday-Wednesday and $12 per person Thursday-Sunday. Participants aged 16 and over must have a State Fishing License, which must be presented along with a valid photo ID when purchasing the Derby Entry Permit. The Fishing License must be in the participant’s possession at all times. For entry forms, rules, and further details, visit Mojave Narrows is closed every Tuesday and Wednesday. You can find Mojave Narrows at 18000 Yates Road in Victorville, Glen Helen Park at 2555 Glen Helen Parkway in San Bernardino 92407, and Cucamonga-Guasti at 800 N Archibald Ave in Ontario.

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