Fishing in the City - Sacramento Metro Area

Sac Fishing Community Events

Fishing Clinics (Pre-registration Required)

Youth Beginner Clinics, Ages 5-15

Fishing is for beginner youth participants ages 5-15. This learn to fish clinic is for those with little to no fishing experience. We will provide bait and tackle. Sessions will begin at 8am, 9am, and 10am, with each of them extending until noon. Choose ONE of these as your START time. Following initial instruction for each session (~30 min), participants will have the opportunity to fish with Fishing in the City equipment up until 12-noon. Fishing fundamentals such as casting, bait presentation, reeling in your catch, conservation, and more will be covered. Family members are welcome to come and learn. When you register, please include the person(s) fishing (Ages 5-15) and any friends or family members that will be present during the clinic as well. This is a rain or shine event, dress accordingly.

*All participants must use the Fishing in the City rod/reels and the rigs as they are. This helps to ensure equal opportunity. Thank you for your cooperation.

Saturday February 3, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Granite Regional Park, Sacramento

Saturday March 2, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Elk Grove Regional Park, Sacramento

Community Events with FIC

Fulton-El Camino RPD Annual Fishing Derby

February 17th - 8:00am
Howe Park Pond
Registration required - $4/person, $18/family
Hosted by Fulton El Camino Recreation and Parks District
Questions? Contact Jaden Delfer jdelfer@fecrpd 

Community Partnerships

Community Based Organizations (CBOs)

Hooked on Fishing Not On Violence (HOFNOV)

HOFNOV's mission is to use fishing clinics as a vehicle to mentor children and create real moments of truth between our angler mentors.

Hooked on Fishing Not On Violence (HOFNOV) program was founded in 2011. Through engagement of local children and teens HOFNOV has provided the opportunity to participate in our fishing derbies and camping trips that are held several times during the spring and summer fishing seasons. This program is uniquely designed to expose inner city at-promise children to the art and sport of fishing. HOFNOV is a nice fit for Sacramento because of the River City’s proximity to rivers, lakes and several streams, and creeks. We have found that fishing breaks down a multitude of barriers and assists in behavioral re-direction. Not only is this activity enjoyable to local youth, it is a physical activity that increases health and fitness.

Through our on-going partnership with HOFNOV we are collaborating to increase fishing access and opportunities for those that need it most. Check out HOFNOV calendar of events to find out what fishing opportunities are coming up.

Agency Partnerships

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City of Sacramento-Youth, Parks, and Community Enrichment

City of Sacramento Youth parks and Community Enrichment collaborates with FIC staff to provide quality fishing instruction at urban ponds within the city of Sacramento.

Fishing in City sites include Granite Regional Park and North Natomas Regional Park

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Cordova Recreation and Parks District

Cordova Recreation and Parks District partner with FIC to provide community fishing events at Hagan Community Park.

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Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District

FIC collaborates with FEC recreation and park district to provide fishing events at Howe Community Park.

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Sacramento County Parks and Recreation

Mather Lake is a popular fishing spot that we regularly stock and provide fishing events as well.

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Cosumnes Community Services District - Parks and Recreation

Elk Grove Regional Park is open for fishing March 1- November 30. Here is a full list of Elk Grove Regional Park specific regulations.

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Southgate Recreation and Park District

Florin Creek Park pond is filled a stocked two times a year specifically for community events. Here is more information on the Florin Creek Community Center (PDF).

Bait and Tackle Shops

Bait and Tackle Shops will be added. Please check back later

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FIC-Sacramento Mission

Join communities in the critical work of creating a racially equitable outdoor movement to expand access for all to parks, open spaces, nature, and cultural amenities; and to ensure that fishing opportunities are accessible, safe, and welcoming to all people who've historically been prevented from enjoying them.

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