Kids Fishing Rodeo casts off from Belmont Pier

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kids-fishing-rodeo-belmontOne of Long Beach’s longest-running events – the annual Kids’ Fishing Rodeo – celebrates its 56th year on Thursday, July 30 from 8 a.m. until noon.

Children will line up on both sides of the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier to eagerly await the loud horn that signals the start of the annual Kids Fishing Rodeo. Many children return to the Kids Fishing Rodeo year after year, and often are “replaced” by younger family members.

The Kids’ Fishing Rodeo is free to kids 16 and under, but kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  In addition, the Rodeo has added a new over-16 fishing contest to the program.

Kids should bring their own rod/reel and tackle, however, the Rodeo will have a limited quantity available to loan on a first come, first served basis. Free bait, snacks and fishing instructions will be provided.  There will be several fun fishing related booths and activities on the pier and prizes awarded for many categories and everyone goes home a winner

More than 600 kids are expected to attend the Kids Fishing Rodeo, including a group of 200 from the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. Additional Kids’ Fishing Rodeo supporters include the Department of Fish & Game, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach and Kayak Kafe.

For advance registration, log on to, or call (562) 477-6820 for further information.

The Kids’ Fishing Rodeo is presented by Charter Communications Long Beach Sea Festival, the Southern California Tuna Club, the Fred Hall Fishing Show, Anchor QEA and Alfredo’s Beach Club.

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