Fishing in the City - San Francisco Bay Area

Due to COVID-19, Learn-to-Fish clinics are not being scheduled. Please check back for updates.

New online Learn-to-Fish videos are available. These were designed for parents wanting to introduce their children to fishing, and for adults wishing to try the sport for the first time.

Fishing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Many parks and shorelines are open to fishing.
  • It is suggested you contact the agency that manages your desired fishing location to check on restrictions or closures prior to heading out.
  • Follow all state and local health guidelines for physical distancing and hygiene.
  • All fishing regulations are being enforced.

Community Fishing and Watershed Education programs provide opportunities to enjoy aquatic resources while helping community members understand the role they play in maintaining clean and healthy waterways.

This is achieved through the cooperation of community institutions including schools, service clubs, local government, park agencies, water districts, storm water pollution prevention programs, tackle retailers, CDFW and anyone else that is interested in kids, fishing and clean water.

The ultimate goal is to create repeatable fishing experiences, improve recreational opportunities for residents of your community, and to create stewards of our waterways. More on partnerships

For more information about the Fishing in the City program in the San Francisco and South Bay areas, contact Ethan.Rotman@wildlife.ca.gov | (415) 892-0460

Get updates on upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and which Bay Area Lakes are being stocked.

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