Fishing in the City
San Francisco Bay Area
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.
|Fishing for catfish - basics||Saturday,
August 24, 2013
|Del Valle||Livermore||8 - 10 a.m.||Information and registration||$34 - $38||5 and up|
September 28, 2013
|Lake Chabot||Castro Valley||8 - 10 a.m.||Information and registration||$34 - $41||5 and up|
|Kids Fishing Clinic||Saturday, October 5, 2013||Lake Cunningham||San Jose||8 - 10 a.m.||Free
|5 - 12|
October 13, 2013
|Lake Anza||Livermore||7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Information and registration||$60 - $66||12 and up|
|Float Tube Fishing||Saturday
October 26, 2013
|Shadow Cliffs||Livermore||8:00 - 11:30 a.m.||Information and registration||Free|
|Pier Fishing (bay)||Saturday
November 30, 2013
|McNears Beach||San rafael||8:00 - 10:30 a.m.||(415) 446-4424
|Free Event $5 parking fee||5 and up|
More events may be added.
East Bay Regional Park District is seeking volunteers for fishing events for children with special needs. For information contact Elaine Deshaies at (510) 544-2211. All events are first-come, first-served unless otherwise noted.
- Free Fishing
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 email@example.com.
For more information about the Fishing in the City program in the San Francisco and South Bay areas, contact Ethan Rotman, firstname.lastname@example.org, (415) 892-0460.