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Youth Fishing Derby

Note: This event has already passed.

Calling all young anglers! Fort Hunter Liggett's Family and MWR is hosting the 18th annual Youth Fishing Derby. All youth ages 15 and under will be able to fish without a fishing permit. There will be a contest for the biggest fish caught by categories. Fishing without a Fort Hunter Liggett Fishing License will be allowed after the conclusion of the event until the next day.

Important information:

A maximum of 1,000 participants will be allowed entry to event. Registration is required for event participation. Please follow the registration instructions. There will be a checkpoint for temperature checks prior to entry to event area. Participants will receive a wristband when cleared. No one without a wristband will be allowed entry to event. CDC Social Distancing and Face Covering guidelines will apply. Fishing will have a limit of 5 fish per youth.

Control checkpoint:

  • All event participants must follow Mission Road until reaching the Fort Hunter Liggett Visitor Center.
  • Nacimiento Ferguson Road will be closed.
  • Any individual caught trying to enter event area from a different direction will not be allowed admittance to event and will be referred to the Fort Hunter Liggett Police.


For more information, please call (831) 386-2406.


Admittance is free. Food available for purchase (cash only).

Breakfast options (Available from 07:00am):

  • $4 Breakfast burrito with cheese, potato, bacon or sausage.
  • $3 Egg muffin sandwich (bacon or sausage)

Lunch options (Available after 10:00am):

  • $5 Burger with chips and soda.
  • $5 Two hot-dogs with chips and soda.

Refreshments & Snacks:

  • $1 Coffee
  • $1 Water
  • $2 Orange juice
  • $2 Candy
  • $2 Chips
Registration Information

To register please visit registration page here, or send an email to

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