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South Bay Fishing in the City

Published on: 12/18/2015 11:12 AM

Since 1995 South Bay Fishing in the City has taught thousands of local children how to fish through in-school programs and fishing clinics at various Santa Clara County and San Jose City parks. The foundation of this program is to teach children to fish and provide the knowledge and tools needed to return and fish on their own.

On Community Fishing Days children age 5-15 learn the joys of fishing, and to discover opportunities to fish at public lakes, ponds and streams in their own community. The program also provides children an appreciation of the outdoors, basic environmental awareness, and promotes a sense of stewardship of parks, fishing and the environment as a whole. Thanks to the program’s partners, South Bay Fishing in the City is offered at no cost to the participants (any park entrance fees must be paid).

South Bay Fishing in the City partners include:

All events take place from 8:00 to 11:30 AM. Registration is first come, first serve from 8:00 – 10:00 AM. Children must be 5-15 years old. Participants first go through a clinic on the basics of fishing, including: safety and ethics, knot tying, casting and rigging. All clinics are taught by our dedicated and knowledgeable volunteer staff. Children are loaned a rod (a parental ID is required for every two rods loaned), provided bait and tackle and then try their luck at fishing for the remainder of the event!

Parental supervision is mandatory, but we encourage that kids be allowed to “do it themselves” – let them do the fishing!


 *The below dates are TENTATIVE depending on availability of water and availability of fish stocking.


February 7, 2016     Sunday CANCELLED
8 am – 11:30 am
Sandy Wool Lake
Parking Fee
March  20, 2016   Sunday
8 am – 11:30 am
Los Gatos Creek Park
Parking Fee
April 24, 2016
8 am – 11:30 am
Sandy Wool Lake
Parking Fee

May 15,  2016    Sunday

8 am – 11:30 am
Parking Fee

October 1, 2016 Saturday

8 am – 11:30 am
Parking Fee

For more information, please call (408) 355-2240 or email.

If you enjoy fishing and want to serve your community, volunteer for an upcoming Fishing in the City event--click here!

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