Calif.-- MacArthur Park is an urban
oasis and great place to take the kids
to fish. Children do not need a fishing
license, and the lake in the park is
often stocked with fish for the kids to
Southern Califonia's Youth Shine at
The MacArthur Park Fishing Derby
By Chris MacDonald, The Local News
The 9th Annual MacArthur Park Fishing
Derby was a huge success recently in
downtown Los Angeles. More than 300
youth enjoyed fishing in the lake as
dozens of volunteers, including some
from Huntington Beach, assisted the
kids, who caught some good-sized trout.
The festive event sponsored by the
Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation,
California Fish & Game and others,
really boosted their confidence and
self-esteem. They were encouraged by
legendary Sportsfisherman Dan Hernandez,
Fish & Game employees, local LAPD
officers and many more. There even were
free hot dog lunches, prizes and
Dan Hernandez, who has done so much to
help encourage kids through his
foundation, autographed photos and
assisted the youth. John McCamman,
Director of the California Department of
Fish and Game, was there to offer his
encouragement, as was Los Angeles City
Councilman Ed P. Reyes, Retired School
Counselor Frank Marty of HB and others.
You can learn more about the wonderful
Dan Hernandez Youth Foundation, who
sponsor fishing events all over, at:
www.sport-fishing.com . Dan has an
excellent weekly television show that
has been on for 22 years (KDOC TV
Channel 19) every Saturday at 6:30AM.
Tune in to learn about Fishing.
FYI If you fish, you might like to know
that the lake at MacArthur Park is being
stocked with fresh fish every two weeks.
More info is available from the
California Department of Fish and Game.
Photos were taken at the event of
dignitaries, volunteers and kids. Some
1. Los Angeles City Councilman Ed P.
Reyes addresses the Youth at the event.
2. Look at what this young man caught.
3. John McCamman, Director Of State Of
California Department Of Fish And Game,
with Dan Hernandez from The Daniel
Hernandez Youth Foundation.
4. These were some of the volunteers
that helped put on this event.