Berkeley Pier — 2014 Kids Fishing Derby

The first of the 2014 UPSAC-IGFA Youth Fishing Derbies was held on June 21, 2014 at the Berkeley Pier. The day saw nice weather but a fairly small turnout and slow fishing. Nevertheless, judging by the huge smiles and the enthusiasm of the participants, the kids seemed to have had a great time! There was the chance to use the free tackle and bait to catch a fish, a free lunch, and the chance to win some nice prizes in either the raffle or the age group contest.

The derby was sponsored by United Pier and Shore Anglers of California (UPSAC) and the International Game Fish Association (IGFA)

You have to watch what you eat when you catch fish in the bay 

Hans Jones Jr. and Mack Jones

Danika, I think you’re supposed to use that anchovy for bait, not kiss it!

Sometimes when the fishing is slow you just sort of hang out — Danika and Brianna

Josh and Ramn

Tenzin and his dad

Kimberly

Josh, open your eyes

Juliana and her family

Kim and Samantha checking out something

Danika and Brianna and a little help with the cast

Hans Jones cooking up some mean hot dogs

Just shake hands with the rod

I think I understand

Following the fishing everyone, youngster and parent enjoyed some hot dogs, chips and soft drinks, That was followed by the raffle which was followed by the awarding of the age group certificates and trophies. The winners were: Juliana Li, Tenzin Kunsel, Danika Dougherty, Brianna Cooke, Kimberly Bierman, Ramn Namauleg, Josh Goldston, Samantha Biermann, Hans Jones Jr. and Mack Jones.

Juliana Li

Danika Dougherty and Brianna Cooke

Josh Goldston and Ramn Namauleg

Kimberly Biermann

Samantha Biermann

Mack Jones and Hans Jones Jr.

“The Winners”

Although it was sad to see the day end, all good things must indeed come to an end. Hosting the event, and doing the work, were UPSAC members Ken Jones, Robert Gardner and Hans Jones.

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