Community support makes Kids’ Fishing Derby possible |

Community support makes Kids’ Fishing Derby possible

Roland Cummins shows off the tagged fish he caught Sunday during the sixth session of the Kids' Fishing Derby. Roland is show with his father, Jeffrey.
Kids’ Fishing Derby crew |


The Kids’ Fishing Derby this year was a huge success. More than 1,200 kids and their families participated in our 28th annual Derby on June 3-4. Even though the bite was slow this year, everyone still had a great time fishing in Willow Creek at Lampe Park.

Hundreds of volunteers and businesses from Northern Nevada make this event possible. We want to pass on our appreciation for support from the following: Raley’s Supermarket, Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex, Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department, NDOW and The Mason Valley Fish Hatchery, East Fork Fire Protection District—Gardnerville Volunteer Fire Department, Carson Valley Chukar Club, Carson Valley Inn & Sharkey’s Casino, The Sportsman’s Warehouse, Mark Smith Tire Center—Les Schwab, Accolades Trophies Engraving & Gifts, Sonic Drive In, 88 Cups and More, Carl and Marilyn Malkmus Foundation, Douglas County Sheriff’s Protective Association, Dr. Cynthia M. Thorp, Arrowhead Dental Center, GE Oil and Gas, Jethro’s Oven and Grille, Hamdog’s Restaurant. STOR-ALL, Mason Valley Residence, Carson City Toyota, Carson Valley Realty, Christensen Automotive, Comstock & COD Casino, Carson Valley Swim Center, Eagle Valley Golf Course, Cabela’s, Herbig Land and Livestock, JT Basque Bar & Dining, Joe Benigno’s Tree Service, Dragon Dental, Remax Realty Affiliates, The Ridge Resort, Tom Goldston Roofing, The Jewelry Box, Topaz Lodge & Casino, Atlantis Casino Resort Spas, Mickey’s Big Mack Charters, A Touch of Class Craft Show, Carson Valley Golf Course, Panchitas Killer Salsa, Trudy’s Hair Studio, United Methodist Church, Kiwanis Club, Valley Eye Care, Starbuck’s Coffee Company, Fastenal,Fine Signs, A.J. Stoves, Laxaque Feed and Supply, 7-Eleven #22590, Carpenters Local Union #971, Heritage Bank of Nevada, Ironwood Cinema, Mort’s Auto Body, Nevada Wildlife Federation, Curtis and Sons Construction, Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge, Carson Valley Lodge #33, F&AM, Nevada State Museum, The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, Virginia Lakes Resort, Minden Taxi, Minden Dental, Kirkwood & Heavenly ski resorts, Max’s Pet Supplies, Mt. Rose Ski Resort, Tahoe Donner Ski Resort, Jenny Lee’s Embroidery, Wild Island Family Adventure Park, Anne McDonald, Lisa R. Meyer, C.K. Baily, Doug Busey, Mike and Colleen Nestroyl, Ken Trumpower, Bohner Family Chiropractic. Anytime Fitness, China Spring Youth Camp, Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital, Double J Auto, Carson Valley Allstate, Valley Christian Fellowship, Just Smiles Dental, M & B Enterprises, Carson Valley Lions Club, Carson Valley Medical Center, AAA Travel, Rite of Passage, Vista Awards, ARAMARK, Cinderlite Trucking, Carson MotorSports, Complete Millwork Services, Kenneth R. Douglas, NV Energy, Twin Lakes Resort, Stylin Hair Design, Stonefly Studio, The Angler’s Edge, Model Dairy, Walgreens, ABE Print & Copy Center, A Sign Shop, Coca Cola, Gardnerville Water Company, Pepsico, Keebler, Harris Ranch Beef Company, Valley View Ranch, Seven Up, D&D Marketing & Promotions, Nabisco, Impact Construction, Frito Lay, Sara Lee, Yogurt Beach, Carson Valley Glass, Mountain Valley Septic, Gardnerville Grocery Outlet, Nevada Landworks, Parigini Orthodontics, Nevada Rural Housing Authority, Northern Nevada Coin, Ahern Rental, Park Place AM/PM, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Pulse Fitness, Standard Diesel, Helping Hands Antique Thrift Store, David Walley’s Resort, Wink’s Silver Strike Lanes, Subway, Cindy Hill, Fishing the California Alps, Todd Glanzmann, Minden-Tahoe Airport, The UPS Store #3955, East Fork Professional Firefighters, West Ridge Homes, Independent Scentsy Consultant, Shade Concepts, Beres Precision, Dave Marson, Pizza Factory, Lake Tahoe Cruises—Zephyr Cove, FISH, Texas Roadhouse, The Original Mels Diner, Fleischmann Planetarium, Silver Lake Resort, Boomtown Resort, Kings Creations, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Slotworld Casino, Michael Hohl Subaru, Saku Sushi and Grill, JJ’s Mexican Food, McDonald’s—Kassity Management Group, Sanchez Ranch Meat Company, Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, John and Carol, Blind Dog Coffee, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Valley Pediatric Dentistry, Nevada Trading Company/Topaz Joe’s, Two Stone Slab and Tile, Click Bond, Inc., Super Burrito, MCA Mechanical, Nevada Rural Community Partners, Douglas Disposal, Grand Prix Car Wash, Carson Lanes Family Fun Center, Flip Flop Thrift, West Coast Martial Arts, COSTCO, River Wranglers, The Grill Next Door, Tooth Fairy Pediatric Dental, WalMart DC 7048, John Genzler, John Moss Construction, Paul Hernandez, Prestige Car Wash, O’Reilly Auto Parts, ACE Hardware and Trader Joe’s.

More than 200 volunteers were at the derby this year to help the kids catch fish, clean fish, man food stations and a dozen other jobs. We cannot conduct the derby without the generosity of so many selfless individuals. The Kids’ Fishing Derby board of officers and committees wish to pass on our appreciation to all of them. The 29th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby is scheduled for June 2-3, 2018. If you are interested in being involved as a sponsor, committee member or volunteer, please contact us at

Steve Hamilton

Fundraising Chairman

2017 Kids’ Fishing Derby