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2016 Learn-to-Fish Clinics

updated 1/12/16

These 45-minute clinics offer instruction in the basics of fishing including knots, casting, rigging, safety, ethics and urban runoff. All equipment and tackle is available to participants and anglers are required to use rods provided. There is no charge for the clinics; however, there may be a park entrance fee. Each adult may bring up to two children and a driver's license is required for rod loan.

Most events are for children ages 5-15 only and adults are not allowed to fish. Most programs begin at 8 a.m. Clinics begin about every 10 minutes with the final clinic starting at 10 a.m., or when we have reached the maximum capacity for the day which is usually 150 participants.

Very few, if any, fish programs are offered during the warmer months of summer and early fall. The drought is impacting lakes and making the situation more dire. Pier fishing and fishing the larger, deeper lakes is a good option.

Due to the drought, many lakes may not have water to support fishing and some events have be cancelled or moved. Please check this page for updates.


What to know about fishing clinics

 

Event

Date

Location

Time

Information

Cost

Ages

Pier Fishing

Jan 23, 2016

 

Point Pinole Pier

8am-10am

www.ebparks.org

510.5442557

Adult/Child $19/$15

Res/Non Res $21/$17

8+

Intro to Fishing

Saturday, Feb 6

Shadow Cliffs

8am-10am

www.ebparks.org

510.5442557

Adult/Child $19/$15

Res/Non Res $21/$19

5+

Beginner level learn to fish clinic

Saturday, February 6

Lake Ralphine, Santa Rosa

8:00 – 10:00 (fishing till 11:30)

For information

 

Children 5 – 15. Adults may not fish.

Bass Basics

Saturday, March 12

Contra Loma

8am-10am

www.ebparks.org

510.5442557

Adult/Child $19/$15

Res/Non Res $21/$19

12+

Beginner Learn-to-Fish Clinic

Sunday, March 20

Lake Cunningham

8:00 – 10:00 (fishing till 11:30)

To volunteer

 

Information

No pre-registration

Parking fee

5-15, Adults may not fish

Intro to Fishing

Saturday, April 2

 

Del Valle

8am-10am

 

www.ebparks.org

510.5442557

Adult/Child $19/$15

Res/Non Res $21/$19

5+

Beginner level learn to fish clinic

Saturday, April 9

Lake Chabot, Vallejo

8:00 – 10:00 (fishing till 11:00)

For Information

 

Children 5 – 15. Adults may not fish.

Beginner learn-to-fish Program

Saturday, April 16


 Lake Elizabeth, Fremont

 8 AM to 10 AM

and

 10 AM to noon

 To register

 

 
 Ages 5-15

Youth Fishing Clinic

Saturday, April 23

Lakeshore Park, Newark

 

8:00 – 11:00 AM

Information or to volunteer

 

Ages 5-15. Adults may not fish

“Get Hooked On Fishing”

Saturday, April 23

Waterdog Park, Belmont

8 AM to 10 AM

For information or (650) 637-2927

$15 residents of Belmont

$20 non-residents

Advance registration is required

Ages 8 to 15

Beginner Learn-to-Fish Clinic

Sunday April 24

Lake Cunningham

8:00 – 10:00 (fishing till 11:30)

To volunteer

 

Information

No pre-registration

Parking fee

5-15, Adults may not fish

Youth Fishing Clinic

Saturday, April 30

Scottsdale Pond, Novato

 

8:00 – 10:00 (fishing till 11:00)

For information or to volunteer

 

Ages 5-15. Adults may fish with a valid fishing license

Beginner Learn-to-Fish Clinic

Sunday, May 15

Lake Cunningham, San Jose

8:00 – 10:00 (fishing till 11:30)

To volunteer

 

Information

No pre-registration

Parking fee

5-15, Adults may not fish


Check back for updates and new listings.

More information about fishing clinics


Related Information

  • Free Fishing Days
    On Free Fishing days, Californians can fish any freshwater lakes without a fishing license. All other regulations apply.
  • Fishing in East Bay Regional Parks
  • Supplemental Fish Stocking
  • The 10 pound Murdock Fish
    A special 10 pound tagged Rainbow Trout dubbed the “Murdock Fish” has been released into Bon Tempe Reservoir (Marin County) to honor the late Outdoor Writer Dick Murdock. Anyone catching the Murdock fish should either have their picture taken or record the number from the tag and contact Marin Independent Journal at (415) 382-7822 or Ethan Rotman at Ethan.Rotman@wildlife.ca.gov.

For more information about the Fishing in the City program in the San Francisco and South Bay areas, contact Ethan Rotman:
Ethan.Rotman@wildlife.ca.gov
(415) 999-5924.



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