Posts Tagged ‘Southern California fishing’

The times are a changin’, but don’t worry we won’t fall short on any fun events this season. There are plenty of family-friendly activities all month long that will certainly provide fresh perspectives on some fishy news.

>> Tired of the same old thing? Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific on October 5 and enjoy some diversity with live performances, music, dance and cultural craft demonstrations at the 9th Annual Southeast Asia Day.

>> Get over hump day! Enjoy some mixing and mingling at the Instacanvas Gallery Show at Hamilton Gallery to benefit Heal the Bay on October 10.

>> Don’t forget pets are family members too. Bring the whole pack out to Santa Monica Pier on October 11 to view a classic: Snoopy, Come Home, presented by Front Porch Cinema.

>> Young anglers will want to stop by the Whittier Narrow Recreation Center on October 19 to enjoy a fun, yet educational morning reeling in some fish with the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation Junior Fishing Club. This remarkable club meets every third Saturday of the month and serves to enhance knowledge of safe fishing practices.

>> Want to make a big difference, but short on time? We got you covered. Come out on October 20 for a 30-Minute Beach Cleanup at Belmont Shore. A little help goes a long way to keep our beaches clean and marine life safe!

>> Need something spookier to do? On October 26 & 27 Heal the Bay is hosting Fishy Fest, which is an annual celebration of Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos at the Santa Monica Bay Aquarium. Be sure to come out and enjoy some spine-tingling facts about sharks and other misunderstood creatures!

Find out what other fun and fishing related events are going on this month on the FCEC calendar of events.

What other events will you and your family be attending this month? Let us know!

*Photo courtesy of Don Bastian Wet Flies.

 

The smell of salty fish is still in the air from the many fish biting last month at the 60th Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo and the 22nd Annual Seal Beach Youth Fishing Derby. As a long held tradition, these fishing derbies aim to get kids hooked on fishing at an early age. Through the fun and friendly competitions, young anglers are encouraged to show off their budding fishing skills and develop a lifelong passion for fishing.

Youth fishing derbies such as these are also a great way for FCEC to send home positive messages about fishing while educating local community members about the local Do Not Consume (DNC) fish. Parents and children were given information about which local fish are safe or not safe to eat and put their learning to practice by playing our fish identification game!

Check out the photo slideshow to see all the fun!

Summer isn’t over until you’ve gone fishing! If you haven’t had a chance to go on a fishing trip, then August is your month! Take a look at some of our favorite fishing-friendly happenings this month:

>> Celebrate the final month of summer at the Redondo Beach Pier with fun community events including free summer concerts every Thursday and Saturday through the end of summer.

>> Put on your Los Anglers fishing hat and head on out to the Belmont Pier on August 2 for the 60th Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo.

>> Are you an Ocean-lover? Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is hosting an Ocean Appreciation Weekend August 3 – 4 with interactive games, crafts, face painting, educational presentations and more!

>> Head out to the Cabrillo Pier for a free fishing session on August 9! Learn how to catch local safe fish to eat and how to identify the local contaminated fish with the Angler Outreach Team.

>> Ever been to a swap meet just for fishing? Check out the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation’s Fishing Swap Meet on August 10 in Long Beach and stock up on fishing supplies!

>> See the Sea, Si? The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium invites you to their floating lab on August 24, where you will learn about the world of plankton, shore animals and other sandy bottom fish.

>> Are you in for a whale watch adventure? Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium search for whales, dolphins and seabirds aboard a 90-foot-yacht in San Pedro on August 25.

For more summer fun and fishing related activities, check out the FCEC calendar of events.

What events will you be enjoying these last days of summer?

 

Now in its 4th year, Fisherman’s Appreciation Dayhosted this year by Los Anglers – continues to teach local anglers safe fish consumption habits by teaching fishermen how to target safe fish to eat. Anglers of all ages started out their summer by coming out to the Venice Pier to participate in a fishing seminar, games and educational booths that support safe Southern California fishing, sustainable seafood, and the environment.

Highlights from this year’s event included a fishing contest, Larry Fukuhara’s informative fishing workshop, Wendy Tochihara of Rod and Reel Radio emceeing the event, face painting, and nearly $4,000 in prizes!

Take a look at what went on at the 2013 Fisherman’s Appreciation Day!

 

A big thank you to all our partners this year for making this event possible:

Summer is just around the corner. Are you ready for what’s coming up? We have the latest news on where the most exciting fishing events are happening this month. With derbies, discounts and Fisherman’s Appreciation Day to keep you entertained, you’ll be wishing every month was like June. So grab your shades, fishing rods and ice coolers, and let the fishing fun begin!

>> Enjoy your evenings at the Aquarium of the Pacific for just $14.95 from now until September. Adults, seniors and children ages 3-11 can take advantage of this special price after 5:00 pm on selected Discounted Late Nights. The nighttime activities of the animals and beautiful evening lighting transform the Aquarium into a whole other place!

>> Join the Marina Del Rey Anglers on June 8 – 9 for the 38th Annual Halibut Derby. Compete against other anglers for the biggest catch and have fun with friends and family during these two fun filled days on the water. All proceeds from the event support two great causes.

>> Los Anglers invites local fishermen and families to the 4th Annual Fisherman’s Appreciation Day on Venice Pier. On June 15, come out to the pier for free food, games and prizes. You will even have a chance to hone your fishing skills and talk with the pros!

>> On June 16, the local Santa Monica Bait & Tackle Shop is hosting their annual Father’s Day Fishing Derby out on the pier. What better way to show love for your father than a good day spent fishing? Be sure to stop by our FCEC booth and say hello!

>> Fathers will not be short of celebrations this month. Also on June 16, get together with the family for the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Annual Father’s Day BBQ. Take in the view of Rainbow Harbor while enjoying a culinary feast that is sure to please any dad.

>> No one is too young to be a fisherman. So bring your kids to Fisherman’s Wharf on June 23 for Kids Day at the Docks and show them what fishing is all about! Hands on instructors will teach kids fishing techniques, safe places to fish, and about our beautiful ocean. Fishing on the docks and rod/reel use are free.

Check out our FCEC calendar for more information about these events and more. Can’t wait to take part in these events? Let us know below which of them are getting you excited for summer!

*Photo courtesy of Seaside Vacations.

 

 

This past year, FCEC partnered with Marina Del Rey Anglers to increase our sport angler outreach efforts. Check out this video as Marina Del Rey Anglers outreach comes to life and see the local sport angling community raise awareness of the risks associated with eating local contaminated fish and implement best fishing practices, such as catch and release, how to fillet a fish and pledging to fish responsibly.

Happy Fishing!

 

FCEC is excited to announce the launch of a new website that puts anglers and Los Angeles in the spotlight: introducing, LosAnglers.org!

LosAnglers.org is a go-to resource for fishing in Southern California. Whether you’re new to fishing or a seasoned pro, LosAnglers.org offers practical tips and important information while creating an online gathering place for the local angling community to connect with other fishing enthusiasts and groups. Before you dive into the new site, we’d like to introduce you to a few things you’ll love about LosAnglers.org.

The “All About Fish” section offers lots of useful information about some of the most popular fish you’re likely to catch in our local waters such as, sizes, weights, nicknames, where to find them and how to tell them apart. While each fish entry will feature an illustration in “All About Fish” section, the “Angler Gallery” offers you a chance to show off your own catches and share them with your friends and the rest of the LosAnglers community!

Along with information about the fish, LosAnglers.org also highlights information about popular fishing locations in Southern California and fishing locations with scenic views, surfing, shopping and dining. With a quick click you’ll be able to use LosAnglers.org to plan the perfect fishing trip for your buddies or your family, or look for a new fishing spot to call your own.

Finally, the “Questions and Anglers” section offers a moderated forum where you can ask questions and or provide advice to other anglers about fishing.

Putting it all together, LosAnglers.org is an exciting place that will help turn many diverse fishing groups of California into an active and supportive community!

We’re excited to see the LosAnglers community grow! Share what you think about the new LosAnglers.org website and what your favorite page is in the Comment section below!

What a bundle of fun March is going to be. We have a lot in store for the eco-conscious and fish fans among us. From hikes, to nature walks, to beach and stream restoration projects, there is a lot in store!

>> Take a hike on March 3 at Mt. Lukens with the Sierra Club. Its 10.5 miles round trip and a 3000 foot elevation gain. Some healthy fun in the sun!

>> Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is hosting a tour of Point Fermin State Marine Park on March 9. You’ll traverse some rocks in search of animals in their natural habitat.

>> Hug a tree after you plant it on March 10 when Heal the Bay takes you to Malibu Creek State Park for some restoration work.

>> March 11 is daylight savings and it is also an open house at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium where you’re invited to learn about the Salinas de San Pedro wetlands habitat.

>> Meet Jaws. Well, maybe not THE Jaws, but a Jaws nonetheless. On March 16 the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific will be holding their FREE Shark Lagoon Night.

>> Join the Aquarium of the Pacific on March 25 for a special evening exclusively for families with adults or children with autism. It’ll be a peaceful night among 11,000 animals from the world’s largest ocean.

>> Summer is right around the corner so why not get your fishing skills tuned up. On March 29 join Marina Del Rey Anglers for a free fishing class at the Playa Vista Public Library.

More information about these events and others are on our FCEC calendar.

Which events will you be attending this month? Share with us below!