Results from Marin Rod & Gun Club "Kids Day On The Pier"

Ken Jones

Staff member
The following is the press release regarding the derby. I also made a post on the event but due to its size (many, many, many pictures), it is posted to my website. The address for the post and pictures:—-30th-annual-kids-day-on-the-pier/

30th Annual “Kids Day on the Pier” A Success

August 15, 2018 saw the 30th Annual “Kid’s Day on the Pier” at the Marin Rod & Gun Club on San Quentin Point in San Rafael, California. The event was co-sponsored this year by UPSAC (United Pier and Shore Anglers of California), PFIC (Pier Fishing In California), and the IGFA (International Game Fish Association).

The day saw an enthusiastic group of 67 youngsters amidst a crowd of 175 people. The weather was great and the kids caught a fine mess of fish, which meant a lot of happy, smiling faces.

Loaner rods and reels were available as well as free bait and assistance when needed. Combined with the fishing was a free hot dog lunch and every participant received a rod and reel from the club.

Each individual age group winner received a 1st Place trophy, a beautiful IGFA certificate, and an autographed copy of Pier Fishing in California by Ken Jones.

Age group winners: 5-year-old and under: Ryan Radomski; 6-year-old: Owen Radomski; 7-year-old: Tyler Green; 8-year-old: (tie) Vincent DeJong, Logan Jackson and Lucas Strosahlortega; 9-year-old: (tie) Parvati Nag and Parker Thompson; 10-year-old: (tie) Michael Monteiro and Kody Monteiro; 11-year-old: Kiana Choi; 12-year-old: David Shigematsu; 14-year-old: Dylan Monteiro.

Largest fish of the day was a 52-inch leopard shark caught by David Shigematsu and a total of 77 fish were caught by the participants. Included were three leopard sharks, two California halibut, one striped bass, one bat ray and 69 large jacksmelt (12-14 inches).

Representing the Marin Rod and Gun Club: Chairmen Gary Colmere, Vice-Chairman Roy Jackson, John Evans and upwards of 30 or more club members who performed a plethora of duties—serving as judges on the pier, cleaning and fixing rods and reels for both the derby and the raffle, cooking the hot dog lunch, setting up and cleaning the auditorium and kitchen, helping with the registration, and helping announce the results of the raffle.

Representing UPSAC: President Ken Jones, Vice-President Robert Gardner, and Secretary Brian Linebarger.

Representing the Pier Fishing in California ( website family were the above UPSAC members as well as Melvin Kon, Kris Linebarger, Alex Poon, and David DeJong.

A huge thank you goes to the Marin Gun and Rod Club and the various other organizations and volunteers for putting on this great annual event.

A few pictures — 2018_MRG_KD57_Halibut_DeJong.1.jpg Jacksmelt_2018_MRG.2d.jpg 2018_MRG_KD60_Leopard.Shark_David.Shigematsu.jpg