FROM: Dr. Candice Riley RE: Annual Pike Run Fishing Festival is SATURDAY!!
4/9/2024 1:19:27 PM
To: Students, Faculty, Staff


PennWest California and the California community again will collaborate to present the Annual Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival, set for 8 a.m.-12:00pm. Saturday, April 13 at Rotary Park, off Route 88 (Third Street) in California. 

The free event is open to children ages 15 and younger. A parent, guardian or other responsible adult must accompany children younger than 13. 

Registration begins at 7 a.m.

Participants may bring their own fishing gear, or they can borrow equipment from a student volunteer as part of the state Fish and Boat Commission’s Borrow-A-Rod-and-Reel program.

The Pike Run Fishing Festival Committee will stock the stream with rainbow, brook, brown and golden trout, some as long as 18 inches. 

The festival closes with a weigh-in, prizes and the awarding of trophies.

The festival is organized and programmed by the University’s Parks and Recreation Management program, and the Parks and Recreation Student Society, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, California Rotary, the Borough of California and the California Borough Recreation Authority.

For more information, contact Dr. Candice Riley at 724-938-5288,; or search for “Annual Pike Run Youth Fishing Festival” on