Office of Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland


Date: Friday, June 23, 2017                                                                                 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                


contact: Aigner Cleveland

Press Secretary


Cabela’s King Kat Fishing Tournament & Kids’ Rodeo to Hit Delaware Riverfront in Chester


(CHESTER, PA) – The Cabela’s King Kat Fishing Tournament and Kids’ Rodeo will take place along the Delaware Riverfront in the City of Chester on Saturday, June 24, 2017.


This is the second consecutive year the Chester Economic Development Authority, in partnership with the City of Chester has hosted the event. “This helps elevate the city as an attractive fishing location,” said Drake Nakaishi, Executive Director of the Chester Economic Development Authority. “Not only does the tournament open the door for more exposure to the city for future business opportunities and partnerships, it also gives residents and visitors a chance to experience Chester in a different aspect.”    


Anglers may fish anywhere accessible by boat on the Delaware River. 


Parents who are interested in having their child participate in the Kids’ Fishing Rodeo will need to register for the event.   Onsite registration begins at 8am.  This aspect of the event is for children ages 12 and under.  All participants will be eligible to win one of six $1,000 scholarships.  The winners will be announced during the Crappie USA Classic.  


Who:  Cabela’s King Kat Fishing Tournament & Kids’ Rodeo

What:  Will take place along the Delaware Riverfront in the City of Chester  


When:  Saturday, June 24, 2017



Fishing Tournament Details:


Launch Point Site:                                                           Barry Bridge Park Boat Ramp

Flower Street & Seaport Drive (Underneath Commodore Barry Bridge)

                                                                                                Chester, PA 19013


Time:                                                                                    6:30am- 3:00pm


Weigh-In Site:

Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack
777 Harrah’s Blvd.
Chester, PA 19013
(484) 490-1800




Kids’ Fishing Rodeo Details:


Location:                                                                             Norris Street (along Delaware Riverfront)

                                                                                                20 Norris Street

                                                                                                Chester, PA 19013


Time:                                                                                    Registration (8-9am)

                                                                                                Fishing Rodeo (9-11am)










Aignér Cleveland

Press Secretary

Office of the Mayor                                                                                                           

City of Chester

1 Fourth Street

Chester, PA 19013

Cellular: (484) 213-5695

Office: (610) 447-7718


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