The Catfish Derby is a skilled competition open to the general public and anglers of all ages beginning August 1 through August 31, at Cucamonga-Guasti, Glen Helen and Mojave Narrows Regional Parks. Derby entry is $5 and does not include the park entrance and park fishing fees. 

Gates open at 7:30 a.m. and the derby hours are daily from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. State and County fishing regulations apply (except second pole stamp).  
Derby Prizes 
• One prize awarded for “Overall Heaviest Catfish” caught – $1,000. (Winner of “Overall Heaviest Trout” will not qualify for ‘Heaviest Trout Caught at each Park Location”). 
• Three first place prizes awarded for “Heaviest Catfish Caught at each park location” – $500 each. 
• Three second place prizes awarded for “Second Heaviest Catfish Caught at each park location” – $300 each. 
• Three third place prizes awarded for “Third Heaviest Catfish Caught at each park location” – $100 each. 

Catfish will be registered by heaviest weight and earliest date and time. 

Derby Rules & Regulations
• State Fishing License is required (16 years and older). Fishing License and valid photo ID must be presented at time of Derby Entry Permit purchase. Fishing License must be in 
participants possession at all times. 
• Catfish caught will not qualify for derby prizes if the participant’ s Derby Entry Permit and photo ID do not match. Shoreline fishing only. No boats or float tubes will be allowed. 
• Anglers must fish with ONE (1) closely attended fishing rod. No hand lines. No netting. Catch and release is not allowed. Snagging of fish is prohibited and will not qualify for prizes. 
• Catfish must be brought to the park gatehouse before 2 p.m. to be weighed and logged on same day that your Derby Entry Permit is valid. All catfish must be freshly caught, fresh in appearance, intact and not overly stiff. 
• Derby winners will be announced Friday, Sept. 8, via San Bernardino County Regional Parks social media outlets. 

Vehicle entry fee is $8 weekdays and $10 on weekends. The fishing fee is $10 per person Monday through Wednesday, and $12 per person Thursday through Sunday.  

Guasti Regional Park is located at 800 N. Archibald, Avenue in Ontario. Glen Helen Regional Park is located at 2555 Glen Helen Parkway in San Bernardino. Mojave Narrows is located at 18000 Yates Road in Victorville. 

For a complete list of rules & regulations, entry form and prize sheet, visit or inquire at the gatehouse at Guasti, Glen Helen or Mojave Narrows Regional Parks.

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