County supervisors promote fishing at local lakes

LOS ANGELES COUNTY — California’s coast is not the only place enjoying big bites in October. A pair of fishing events at two of Los Angeles County’s inland lakes promoted recreational angling at local waterways during the first 10 days of the month.

Belvedere Regional Park, with a little financial assistance from county officials, held a “Fishing in the City” event in East Los Angeles on Oct. 3. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a recommendation on Oct. 13 to award Belvedere Regional Park with a $5,775 grant to help fund the event’s fish stock.

Supervisor Don Knabe hosted a free youth fishing derby in La Mirada one week later. The “Knabe Katch” event held Oct. 10 hosted about 1,200 youth ages 3 to 15 at the La Mirada Regional County Park. More than 2,000 pounds of catfish were stocked for the derby.  The event also featured a pancake breakfast hosted by the local Kiwanis Club and learning stations to teach participating youth anglers about fish species and angling safety.

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