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Keiki Fishing Derby at Waikua‘a‘ala Fishpond

Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center

Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (HST)

Kailua-Kona, HI

Keiki Fishing Derby at Waikua‘a‘ala Fishpond

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Registration Type Sales End Quantity
Keiki Fishing Derby Registration: Ages 7-10
Choose this option to register one or more keiki between the ages of 7 and 10 in the Keiki Fishing Derby.
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Keiki Fishing Derby Registration: Ages 11-15
Choose this option to register one or more keiki between the ages of 11 and 15 in the Keiki Fishing Derby.
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Proceeds will help us keep Kahalu‘u Bay a healthy, happy place. Suggested donation is $10.00 per registrant, but you may enter any amount you wish or skip this option.
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Join us for a day of family fun at Kahalu‘u Bay! Help us clean up Waikua‘a‘ala Fishpond by fishing for invasive tilapia in our first-ever Keiki Fishing Derby. Participants will have a chance to win awesome prizes from Fair Wind Ocean GuidesJack’s Diving LockerBody GlovePatagonia, and more!

This event is free, with a suggested donation of $10.00 to register for the Keiki Fishing Derby. All proceeds will help us keep Kahalu‘u Bay a healthy, happy place.

Mahalo nui to our sponsors:

PRIZE CATEGORIES:

  • Most Fish Caught (Boy and Girl ages 7-10, Boy and Girl ages 11-15)
  • Biggest Fish Caught (Boy and Girl ages 7-10, Boy and Girl ages 11-15)
  • Best Homemeade Fishing Pole (Boy and Girl ages 7-10, Boy and Girl ages 11-15)

All tilapia caught will go to Kona Aquaponicswhich will raise them for food and  use their waste to fertilize their farm.

Participants must bring their own fishing pole, which must be made with a bamboo rod, fishing line, and a size 14 BARBLESS hook. Bait will be provided. Click here to learn how to make your own bamboo fishing pole. You can purchase everything you need to build your bamboo fishing pole at Pacific Rim Fishing Supplies in Kona, S. Tokunaga Store in Hilo, or your favorite local fishing store. A limited number will be available for sale at the event.

In addition to the Keiki Fishing Derby, there will be plenty of activities for the whole family:

  • Learn how to play Hawaiian Games like kōnanepala‘ie, and hei
  • Meet Hoagus Boagus Da Clown
  • Face painting for keiki (and keiki at heart)
  • Learn coconut weaving from Auntie Mele Waikiki
  • Enjoy Hawaiian music

This is a community event. Donations are welcome and will help us keep Kahalu‘u Bay a healthy, happy place.

Have questions about Keiki Fishing Derby at Waikua‘a‘ala Fishpond? Contact Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center

When & Where


Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center
78-6710 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (HST)


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Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center

In partnership with the County of Hawai‘i, The Kohala Center established Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center at Kahalu‘u Beach Park. Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center offers a unique visitor education experience—one that teaches respect and reverence for the natural and cultural resources of Kahalu‘u Bay. The center works to enhance the natural environment of Kahalu‘u Bay through education, public outreach, research efforts, and restoration projects.

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