Optimists ready for fishing derby

CNJ staff The 20th annual “Get Hooked on Fishing” youth fishing derby, sponsored by the Optimist Club of Clovis, is scheduled for Saturay at the back lake in Ned Houk Park. Derby director Jeff Baum said 100-125 youngsters from ages 3-16 are expected to participate. They are broken into seven age groups, in two-year increments. […]

CLOVIS FISHING DERBY: Big one always gets away

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Richard Lokken (right) watches his grandson Richard Lokken, 15, of Clovis, reel in a catfish at the 19th annual Clovis Fishing Derby on Saturday at Ned Houk Park. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The 2,000 catfish recently transported to Ned Houk Park must have thought it a little Shangri-la the […]

Fishing clinic offered Saturday

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Children of all ages looking to wet a hook or land a big catch can participate in Saturday’s Kids All-American Fishing Derby. The 18th annual event, sponsored locally by the Optimist Club of Clovis, will be held at the back lake of Ned Houk Park. Participants will be divided […]

Fishing more than bait, hooks, says derby director

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Fishing can be much more than hooking up a squirmy worm and whaling it in the lake — especially for those who plan to take part in Saturday’s Kids All-American Fishing Derby, according to derby director Jeff Baum. This 18th annual event, held at the back lake of Ned […]

Fishing, family, fun

By Helena Rodriguez Reels for real kids: Fishing Derby all about family, fun and fishing By Helena Rodriguez CNJ STAFF WRITER Helena _Rodriguez@link.freedom.com The 16th annual Optimist Club of Clovis Fishing Derby, scheduled Saturday at Ned Houk Park, is a way to get children away from the television and into the reeling outdoors, according to […]