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Off Tha’ Hook – Fishing Event

September 5

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Join us for the second annual FoLAR Fish Derby – “Off tha’ Hook”. Since Senate Bill 1201 was signed by the Governor in 2011, fishing with a State License on the Los Angeles River is now legal. Senate Bill 1201 was a joint effort between FoLAR Founder/President Lewis MacAdams and Senator Kevin De Leon. 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 in two categories, Traditional and Flyfishing ($35 Registration Fee) 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 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 Biologist Rosi Dagit 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 of that area. 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: Flyfishing & Traditional

Special prize for the 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




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



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



Los Angeles River Access