California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fishing in the City
2014 South Bay Area Events

Learn-to-Fish Clinics

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.

These events are for children ages 5-15 only. 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.

Event Date Location City Time Information Cost Ages
Beginner Learn-to-Fish Clinic Sunday, February 9, 2014 Sandy Wool Lake Milpitas 8:00 – 10:00
(fishing till 11:30)
To volunteer

Information
No pre-registration
Parking fee 5-15
*Beginner Learn-to-Fish Clinic Sunday, March 23, 2014 Los Gatos Creek County Park Campbell Due to poor water quality as a result of the current drought, this event has been cancelled.
Beginner Learn-to-Fish Clinic Sunday, April 27, 2014 Sandy Wool Lake Milpitas 8:00 – 10:00
(fishing till 11:30)
Email to volunteer
Email for Information
No pre-registration
Parking fee 5-15
Beginner Learn-to-Fish Clinic Sunday, May 18, 2014 Lake Cunningham San Jose 8:00 – 10:00
(fishing till 11:30)
To volunteer

Information
No pre-registration
Parking fee 5-15
Beginner Learn-to-Fish Clinic Saturday, October 4, 2014 Lake Cunningham San Jose 8:00 – 10:00
(fishing till 11:30)
To volunteer

Information
No pre-registration
Parking fee 5-15

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*Check with park one week prior to ensure the event will occur for this event for this event only

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) 892-0460.

 

Link to information about this program's Federal Sport Fish Restoration funding