The Bakersfield Firefighters Relief Association will be hosting its first fishing derby from 6 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

The Banks of the Lake at the Park at Riverwalk at Stockdale Highway and Buena Vista Road will be the site.

Generous donations from the Bakersfield Firefighters and the community will allow the lake to be stocked with trophy and pan-sized trout, giving anglers of all ages the opportunity to catch fish and compete for prizes. Prizes will be awarded in each age group for the biggest fish and the highest total weight.

The cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children. Children 5 and under are free. All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Sponsorships are available that range from $30 to $1500. Each sponsor will have their company logo included on all marketing materials and media releases, a company banner displayed at the event and tickets to the event (based on the dollar amount).

All proceeds from the event will go to the Bakersfield Firefighters Relief Association, which is a non-profit organization that supports many other organizations throughout our community, including the Bakersfield Firefighters Burn Foundation, Make a Wish, The Mendiburu Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Relay for Life, Links for Life, and Send a Kid to Camp.

- Bakersfield Fire Department