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Santa Cruz: Sand Crab Classic Perch Fishing Derby

March 9

Join California’s biggest fishing derby for the smallest saltwater game fish!

This all-day annual event encourages a fun morning of fishing wherever you want except from a boat.  Make sure you bring your biggest catch between 11am and 1pm for weigh-ins.

Then, spend an afternoon at the party!  There will be food, family fun, and so many prizes!  Trophies are awarded and hundreds of prizes are distributed from a raffle and silent auction.  If you did not register for the derby, you can still join in the fun, as there will be tickets to the BBQ lunch available at the door.

Remember, you do not need a fishing license to fish off the wharf, and you can rent a pole right there on the wharf too!


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Santa Cruz Portuguese Hall
216 Evergreen Street
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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