Event will take place April 5, 6, 7

The 2013 Central Valley Sportsmen’s Boat & RV Show will be held at the Bakersfield Fairgrounds on April 5, 6, and 7th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The Taft Sportsmen’s Club will start on Friday, April 5 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Some special features of this show are the Kid’s Trout Pond where the Taft Sportsmen’s Club will be working, Kid’s Land Bounce Houses, rock walls, and laser tag, wildlife displays, Bako Sand Dogs, to name a few, plus hundreds of RVs, boats, SUVs, and ATVs.

The Taft Sportsmen’s Club has again been invited back by promoters, Mike Hatcher and Bob Morrison who head up this big event, and they asked the Taft group to work at the large trout pond set up specifically for the kids.  

Fish will be supplied in order to fill this huge pond. Many kids have never had an opportunity to go fishing, and this trout pond will provide them with that experience.  Some of the fish in the portable pond range from ½ a pound to 10 pounds.  Each year the pond gets larger, and we’ve been told that the pond is even bigger and better this year. Helping kids out in order to catch that “big fish” or even that “first fish” is the goal of the club.

This pond is designed to give kids the real feeling of fishing. Poles will be provided to the young fishermen by the Taft Sportsmen Club, and they will also be providing a fish cleaning station so that they can get their fish cleaned. This event is a lot of fun for the kids, and it introduces them to the sport of fishing.  

There will be a photographer on hand to take pictures, and club members will be on hand to help the kids and also to sign up anyone interested in joining the club. If you have any questions, call Taft Sportsmen’s Club President, Tom Brown at 765-2704. Come on out and support your local sportsmen at the show. It’s going to be one of the best!