Fishing in the City - San Francisco Bay Area

Learn to Fish Clinics

Updated 6/7/2024

Our community fishing clinics take place between the months of November and May. Please check back again soon for a schedule of Fishing in the City events happening near you.

For children's events in Santa Clara County, see the County's Fishing in the City program(opens in new tab)

Learn to Fish Videos

New online Learn-to-Fish videos are available. These were designed for adults wishing to try the sport for the first time as well as parents wanting to teach their child to fish. Parents may want to read this guide to help you teach your child to fish.

Where to Fish

Community Fishing and Watershed Education

two little girls holding a bucket

Community 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.

Contact / Connect

For more information about the Fishing in the City program in the San Francisco and South Bay areas, contact Ryan Spencer: / (707) 898-3974.

Get updates on upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and which Bay Area Lakes are being stocked. Follow @SFFishincity(opens in new tab)

Sport Fish Restoration

Bay Delta Region (Region 3)
Regional Manager: Erin Chappell
Main Office: 2825 Cordelia Road, Suite 100, Fairfield, CA 94534 | (707) 428-2002
Stockton Office: 2109 Arch Airport Rd, Stockton, CA 95206 | (209) 234-3420
Email the Bay Delta Region | Program Contacts