California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fishing in the City
South Bay Area

School Programs

A limited number of schools are invited to participate in the school based programs. SBFIC serves 3rd grade classes in Santa Clara County. The entire 3rd grade goes through a teacher led study of the local watershed. This is followed by a service club (e.g. Rotary) going into the class to teach the students the basics of fishing: safety, ethics, knots and casting. The entire event concludes with a trip to the lake to go fishing!

Parents and siblings may attend school fishing events, but they are there in a support role for their child and are not allowed to fish.

Event Sponsors

  • Bay Area Sportfishers
  • City of San Jose
  • County of Santa Clara
  • Cupertino Rotary
  • Eastside Rotary
  • Milpitas Rotary
  • Rotary of Los Gatos Rotary
  • Rotary of San Jose North
  • San Jose Rotary
  • Willow Glen Rotary

Schools And Youth Organizations We Serve

  • Boys and Girls Club of Silicon Valley
  • Garden Gate Elementary
  • Hacienda Elementary
  • Horace Mann Elementary
  • K.R. Smith Elementary
  • Lowell Elementary
  • Rose Elementary
  • Washington Elementary

If you are a third grade teacher and are interested in having your school participating, please see Parameters for Partners (PDF) then contact Ethan Rotman at Ethan.Rotman@wildlife.ca.gov or (415) 892-0460.

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