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SCTU’s final summer fishing event reels in LA River carp

SCTU offers second free LA River fishing classes, July 27 and 29

THE PREZ SEZ: Former Chapter President Ban Luu makes a point to the crowd about river ecology at an earlier workshop. (Jim Burns)

From South Coast Trout Unlimited:

Vamos a Pescar! Let’s go fishing! We’ll be giving fishing poles* to youngsters and learning to fish at this 2-day workshop. Sign up here!

About this event

Vamos a Pescar! Let’s go fishing! We’ll be giving fishing poles to youngsters to learn to fish, helping to rig up their rods, and demonstrating fishing techniques. On July 27th we’ll be rigging up our fishing poles and learning about knots and river conservation. On July 29th, we’ll be fishing on the Los Angeles River. Join us for both days to get your free fishing rod and reel!

Our second workshop series will be over weekdays!

Day 1: July 27th, 4 PM to 7 PM: the first workshop in an outdoor classroom setting to learn the basics.Marsh Park/Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park: 2944 Gleneden Street Los Angeles, CA 90039

Day 2: July 29th, 4 PM to 7 PM the second workshop is on the LA River. Pick up your free* fishing pole and hit the river to catch some fish! Marsh Park/Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park: 2944 Gleneden Street Los Angeles, CA 90039

Day 3: September 4th is the last workshop to learn how to catch the big fish with the pros. CA Free Fishing Day, no fishing license required. Open to all participants! The place to be confirmed, we hope it will be at the New Taylor Yard Bridge!

Face coverings are required to participate in all events to protect you and our volunteers.

Waivers are required for the workshops. If you are under 18 you must have a parent or guardian sign at the on-site registration.

* you must attend the first workshop to get a free fishing pole.

Sponsored by: SOUTH COAST TROUT UNLIMITED • CA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE • GEORGE H.W. BUSH VAMOS A PESCAR EDUCATION FUND • CA STATE PARKS

TU’s LA River Fishing Workshop reels in the fun

Beat the apocalypse: Register for the virtual California Fly Fishing Open


From the Southern Sierra Fly Fishers:

One of our many goals as a fly fishing club is to give back to the community. We created the California Fly Fishing Open with the hope of building stronger ties with fly fishing folks while also giving back to such an amazing community. 

This year, we donated a set amount to @kernriverconservancy and Kern Valley Search and Rescue. Not even the fires and the pandemic can prevent us from having one of our biggest event of the year, the 2020 Virtual California Fly Fishing Open. Although, we have slightly changed a few things, we are excited to have it for many reasons:

🐟 Fish on any public waters in California
🐟 Chose either Saltwater or Freshwater
🐟 Partner team and you can fish separate waters or fish together. 🙌🏼
🐟 It’s free but we only ask each participant to be a member of our club

Tournament Details:

Date: Saturday, Sept. 26

Tournament Times: Fish anytime between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Score Card via Fish Donkey App: All fish caught must be logged on the Fish Donkey App

Tournament Festivities: Will be held via Zoom, on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m.

Winners will be determined by the top positions of each leaderboard category (Freshwater Category and Saltwater Category).

First-, second- and third-place medals for each category (Freshwater and Saltwater):

Stringer measured by the total length of 25 Fish (Top 25 Fish)

Special trophy will also be presented to:

Largest Freshwater Fish (1)
Largest Saltwater Fish (1)

Awards are presented on the basis of length as determined through the mobile app and verified by tournament judges. The categories, species and official rules can be found in the FishDonkey app prior to the start of the tournament.

Not a club member? It’s $25 per person or $35 for family membership.

Register here.

Rec zones set to reopen (*some restrictions apply)

Poet and river visionary Lewis McAdams would have been proud to see the next generation of river stewardship unfold. (Jim Burns)

Given the state of everything, I didn’t think that the rec zones, in Elysian Park and the Sepulveda Basin, would open, but I was happily wrong. It’s become a tradition since 2013 to have actual legal fishing (don’t forget your license), bird watching, jail-breaking the pooch, or just hanging out in these two designated areas, from Memorial Day until Sept. 30. This year, because of the pandemic, watch for posted public health guidelines. Know that kayaking is not in the cards this year.

We’ll miss two figures along the water this year, Friends of the Los Angeles River co-founder Lewis MacAdams, and river

Lewis MacAdams by his beloved Los Angeles River.

champion extraordinaire, passed away just over a month ago. Tip your hat to his statue what was Marsh Park and is now named after him. Without Lewis, none of us would be enjoying the water the way we now can.

And we won’t see the friendly smile of veteran L.A. Park Ranger Capt. Alberto Torres, who spent 40 years on the job, in various positions. Alberto defined public service for me, with his kindly manner and sense of humor.

If you love fishing, there is no better way than to celebrate easing the restrictions of the last two months, than to hang out on the banks of our very own river. Maybe I can even catch a carp, if I can remember how to start my car to get there.

See you on the river, Jim Burns

ASF hosts green forum for mayoral candidates in Pasadena

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The Arroyo Seco Foundation will host the Pasadena Mayoral Candidates Forum on the Environment to be held in the Donald Wright Auditorium of the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. in Pasadena on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The theme of the event will be “How Green Should Pasadena Be?” Topics to be covered will include climate change, the Arroyo Seco, trees and other issues of local concern.

The program will begin with a brief opening statement from each of the four candidates on their environmental record and views. The candidates include Jason Hardin, Victor Gordo, Major Williams and current Mayor Terry Tornek. Following the initial statements, there will be a panel of local environmental leaders who will ask questions of the candidates. The public will also be invited to ask questions of the candidates. The event will conclude at 8:30 pm.

The discussion is a timely event since the primary election for the Mayor’s race will be held on March 3, 2020.

“We are pleased that all four candidates have confirmed their participation,” said Tim Brick, Managing Director of the Arroyo Seco Foundation, “and look forward to a lively discussion of critical environmental concerns and solutions.”

So. Cal. Women on the Fly enjoy a banner day on the LA

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 Lesley Smith, with finny friend, from Golden State Fly Casters shows off why carping the Los Angeles River can become an obsession. Analiza del Rosario, far left, organized the event for SoCal Women on the Fly. Many of these women were just at the Southern Sierra Fly Fishers “Celine’s Fly Gal Weekend” last month learning how to fly fish for the first time. Karen Hall, third from left, from Sespe Fly Fishers enjoyed the best carp fishing day, hooking five. L.A. carp guru Lino Jubilado helped them, making flies and leaders for them, as well as brought rope to rappel down the rip rap to reach the river.  (Courtesy Lino Jubilado)