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Off Tha’ Hook – Fishing Event

September 5


Join us for the second annual FoLAR Fish Derby – “Off Tha’ Hook”. Our event will take place on September 5th, which is one of the “Free” fishing days, as per U.S. Fish and Wildlife who govern fishing on the river, “Free” meaning, no license is needed on this day so it is open to all. Our event is a Catch & Release with an experienced angler contest ($50 Registration Fee – Limited Spots) and a No Cost Kids Fish where anglers teach kids stewardship of fishing. Anglers who stick around to help with the Kids Fish will have their registration fee discounted. Jim Burns, who runs the blog LA River Flyfishing and avid LA River angler will be on hand as a consultant. We will have Biologists at the event as well to weigh, measure and catalog every fish prior to releasing back into the LA River to serve as an addendum to our 2008 Fish Study. This event is also designed to promote Stewardship of Fishing on the Los Angeles River.

Press Conference 8:30am

Scheduled to appear, FoLAR Founder/President Lewis MacAdams

 and members of local government

Catch & Release 9am-10am

Fishing Contest for the Experienced

Two categories: Weight & Rarest Species!

Family Fish 10am

Adult supervised children

Learn to fish with morning angler volunteers

Awards 11:00am

Blue Ribbons given to registered child anglers




Since SB 1201 was introduced by Senator Kevin DeLeon & FoLAR there has been an increasing amount of anglers along the Los Angeles River and has resulted in wildlife injury. As FoLAR advocates for a Fishable River, we must now educate the hundreds of recent visits to the River by anglers young and old on what to do with their unwanted fishing lines. We urge you and thank you for being Good Stewards in the L.A. River Fishing Community visit this LINK to learn more about the FoLAR Fishing Line Recycling Program

 Special thanks to our 2015 sponsors

Rubios Print LARFly

Children are FREE and will be provided a “Loner” Rod & Reel courtesy of our second year sponsor the Los Angeles Rod & Reel Club. Contact to register your child for this event.

Click on the thumbnails below to view photos from Off Tha’ Hook 2014:


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North Atwater Park
3900 Chevy Chase Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90039 United States