Antioch’s Annual Kids Fishing Derby

The Kids Fishing Derby is held annually at the Waldie Plaza located in historic downtown Antioch. The event provides kids and families with some old-fashioned fun.  The event is made possible through the great partnership between the City of Antioch, Antioch’s Parks & Recreation Department, and the California Striped Bass Association.  They do a great job each year raising money from seeking sponsorships and donations to host this free Fishing Derby Event for kids.



The event is free to all school-age children with all supplies provided.

The goal of the event is to…

  • create stewards for our future fisheries
  • show kids what fishing is all about
  • show the benefits of fishing as an individual and family

This event is held in the memory of Antioch resident “Compy” Compomizzo; he inspired the mission statement “Get Kids Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs or Gangs”.

Antioch Fishing Derby

Compy’s Grandson carrying on his legacy

The City of Antioch is working with our partners to engage and bring together the community through activities and events to provide these experiences.  There are many things to do through Antioch Parks and Recreation and we hope our community can get involved and join us.

For more information on other events provided by the Antioch Parks and Recreation, visit the City Of Antioch Parks and Recreation website

For more information on the Antioch Marina, click here



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Dear Antioch Community

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Contra Costa County Health Officer’s Order which went into effect today, City Manager Ron Bernal has proclaimed a State of Local Emergency effective today March 17, 2020.

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