Fishing in the City - Los Angeles and Orange Counties

Fishing Events

Except on "Free Fishing Days" a California Sport Fishing License is required for persons 16 years of age and over when fishing.

Date/s Location Event Name Time
4/27/2024 MacArthur Park Lake
2230 W 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057
MacArthur Park Annual Kids Fishing Derby 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
5/11/2024 Alondra Community Regional Park Lake
3850 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Lawndale, CA, 90250
South Bay Youth Fishing Event 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
6/1/2024 Whittier Narrows Comm. Reg. Park, N. Legg Lake
823 Lexington-Gallatin Road, South El Monte, CA 91733
EMPD Reel'em In Fishing Event @ Legg Lake 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
6/8/2024 Chollas Lake Park
6350 College Grove Drive, San Diego, CA 92115
Chollas Lake Youth Fishing Derby 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
6/15/2024 Don Knabe Community Regional Park Lake
19700 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, CA 90703
Cerritos Kids Fishing Derby 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
6/29/2024 Compton Hunting and Fishing Club
1625 S. Sportsman Drive, Compton, CA 90221
Compton Youth Expo 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7/27/2024 Snow Creek Resort Ponds
1254 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
35th Annual Mammoth Lakes Kids Fishing Festival 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
8/3/2024 Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier
15 39th Place, Long Beach, CA 90803
68th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo, Long Beach 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
8/17/2024 Seal Beach Municipal Pier
Main Street and Ocean Avenue, CA 90638
32nd Annual Kids Fishing Derby, Seal Beach 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
9/14/2024* La Mirada Community Regional Park Lake
13701 S. Adelfa Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90638
La Mirada Youth Fishing Derby 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
11/2/2024* John Anson Ford Park Lake
8000 Park Lane, Bell Gardens, CA 90201
Bell Gardens Family Fishing Derby 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
11/16/2024* Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Lake
4100 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90815
TBD 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
11/23/2024* El Dorado Regional Park, Area 2 Lake
7550 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
Long Beach Youth Fishing Derby 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12/7/2024* Whittier Narrows Comm. Reg. Park, N. Legg Lake
823 Lexington-Gallatin Road, South El Monte, CA 91733
Fishing With Santa 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

*These events are tentative but likely to happen

Last update: 4/5/2024


volunteers teaching youth to fish at an urban park
people relaxing and fishing around an urban lake

If interested in volunteering, please call (562) 342-7148. Leave a brief message with your name, phone number and comments. A representative from the South Coast Region Fishing in the City Program will contact you as soon as possible.

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Fishing In the City - South Coast Region
4665 Lampson Ave, Suite C
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 342-7148

Sport Fish Restoration

South Coast Region (Region 5)
Regional Manager: Erinn Wilson-Olgin
Main Office: 3883 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123
Email the South Coast Region | (858) 467-4201 | FAX: (858) 467-4299