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Fishing in the City - Sacramento Metro Area

Fishing in the City

The Fishing in the City Program was established in 1993 and serves Californians living in the Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles metropolitan areas.

The goal for the Sacramento area program is to teach youth and their families the importance of taking care of lakes and ponds while enjoying them, starting right here in their own back yard. We stock nine inner city ponds in the Sacramento area on a regular basis. We want families to come out and spend time together while learning to fish.

Each “learn to fish” clinic, held at 8:00 a.m., teaches fishing techniques, ethics, and safety while out fishing. We will also provide information about current ecological issues and ideas on ways you can help us conserve our state’s natural resources.

The clinics and the use of our rods are provided free of charge for children ages 5 to 15. Those over 15 who possess a fishing license may also fish after 12:00 p.m., after the clinic is over.

  • Sponsored by CDFW, City, County, and Regional parks departments, and other organizations as noted.
  • Ponds stocked with Channel Catfish (April - October) and Rainbow Trout (November - March)

2019 Catfish Fishing Clinics

Date Location Co-sponsored by: Time Details
June 6, 2019
Hagan Community Park Cordova Recreation Park District
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hagan Community Park
(see map below)
5-15 year-olds only
No pre-registration
July 6, 2019
Howe Community Park Fulton-El Camino Recreation Park District 8:00 a.m. - Noon Howe Community Park
(see map below)
5-15 year-olds only
No pre-registration

Rod Loan Progam (RLP)

Card with girl holding fish

Do you want to fish but need equipment? With our RLP you can borrow a rod/reel, tackle and bait!


Community Fishing Ponds in the Sacramento - Stockton Area

North Central Region (Region 2)
Regional Manager: Kevin Thomas
Main Office: 1701 Nimbus Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Sales Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Email the North Central Region | (916) 358-2900 | FAX: (916) 358-2912


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    Fishing in the City - Sacramento Metro Area

    Information line: (916) 358-2872

    Related Information

    Additional Catfish Stocking

    Date Location
    June 6 Howe Community Park
    June 27 Mather Community Park
    July 4 Granite Regional Park

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