Community fishing

Youth fishing clubs

Most cities in Utah that have Community Fisheries also sponsor a youth fishing club. Youth fishing clubs are open to children 6 to 13 years old. Sign-ups usually begin at city recreation departments in early March, and the clubs are typically full by the first of April.

Most youth fishing clubs start in April but a few begin as late as June. Clubs generally meet once a week for six weeks. The children spend the first 30 minutes of each two-hour class learning about fish, where they live, and how to catch them. Then, adult volunteers help the kids use their new skills to catch fish.

Adult volunteers make the clubs possible. The clubs will only be formed if enough adults sign up to help. Volunteer training takes only a single evening to complete. Two to three weeks before a club's first meeting, DWR personnel will provide a volunteer training seminar in the fishing club's community.

You don't need a lot of fishing experience to volunteer. If you have a positive attitude, patience and good communication skills, you have everything needed to be a great fishing mentor. The DWR can teach you everything else you need to know have a great experience with youth fishing club children.

Communities that sponsor a youth fishing club are listed below. If you would like to volunteer, simply contact the representative in the community where you would like to participate. This page will be frequently updated during the late winter and early spring as youth fishing clubs begin to form, so keep check back.

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Bountiful
Bountiful Pond
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Cory Haddock, 801-298-6220
  • Club start date: Postponed until further notice
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Training location: Bountiful Pond
Brigham City
Pioneer Park Pond
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Kristy Law, 435-734-2013
  • Club start date: April 16 – May 14, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA
  • Training location: TBA
Centerville City
Farmington Pond
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Kathy Streadbeck at 801-628-5462 or kjstreadbeck@msn.com
  • Club start date: April 3 from 6–8 p.m.
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 27 at 6 p.m.
  • Training location: Farmington Pond
Clearfield
Steed Pond
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Clearfield Recreation, 801-525-2795
  • Club start date: May 2 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 25 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Training location: Clearfield City Hall, City Council Room
Clinton
Clinton Pond
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Clinton Recreation, 801-614-0780
  • Club start date: TBA
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA
  • Training location: Clinton City Recreation Building, 1651 W 2300 N
Draper
Sunset Pond
  • Number of volunteers needed: 11
  • Contact: Chance, 801-576-6556
  • Club start date: April 16 – May 21, 2014
  • Volunteer training seminar: April 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Training location: Draper City Hall 1020 E Pioneer Road
Herriman
The Cove
  • Number of volunteers needed: 15–20
  • Contact: Herriman Recreation, 801-254-7667
  • Club start date: April 7 – May 12, 2014
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Training location: Butterfield Park, 6212 W 14200 S Herriman
Highland
Highland Glen Park Pond
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Emily, 801-772-4523
  • Club start date: May 1 – June 5, 2014
  • Volunteer training seminar: April 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Training location: Highland City Hall, 5400 W 10750 N
Kaysville
Utah Botanical Center
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Mark, 435-797-8060 or marklc@usu.edu
  • Club start date: June 11–12, 18–19 and 25–26 from 6–8 p.m.
  • Volunteer training seminar: June 4 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Training location: Utah Botanical Center — Wetland Building
Layton
Andy Adams Pond
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Michelle Howard, 801-336-3924
  • Club start date: TBA
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA
  • Training location: TBA
Murray
Willow Pond
  • Number of volunteers needed: 20
  • Contact: Murray Recreation, Wayne, 801-264-2617
  • Club start date: The clubs begin April 29 and April 30 and run through June 3 and June 4, 2014
  • Volunteer training seminar: April 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Training location: Murray Recreation Office, 296 E Murray Park Lane
  • Notes: Murray has two separate clubs. One meets on Tuesdays and the other on Wednesdays.
Nephi
Burraston Ponds
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: John Bradley, 435-610-0166
  • Club start date: TBA
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA
  • Training location: The old gym, 100 N and Main
Ogden
Glassman's Pond
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Ogden Recreation, 801-629-8253
  • Club start date: April 17 – May 22 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 24 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Training location: Ogden Recreation Office
Orem
Vivian Park Pond & Lindon Boat Harbor (Utah Lake)
  • Number of volunteers needed: 5
  • Contact: Orem Recreation, Mark, 801-229-7158
  • Club start date: April 17 – May 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 20, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Training location: Orem Fitness Center, 580 W 165 S, Orem
Payson
Spring Lake
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Payson Recreation, Jeremy 801-465-6031
  • Club start date: April 15 – May 1, 2014
  • Volunteer training seminar: Call Jeremy
  • Training location: 1050 S Main Payson, UT
Riverton
Riverton Pond
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10–15
  • Contact: Riverton Recreation, Ben, 801-208-3121
  • Club start date: April 16 – May 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Training location: Riverton (Sandra W Lloyd) Community Center in Room S107, 12830 S Redwood Rd, Riverton City
Roy
Meadow Creek Pond
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Roy City Recreation, 801-774-1048 or Ed Sorensen, 801-774-1097
  • Club start date: April 16 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Volunteer training seminar: April 9 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Training location: Roy City Recreation Office
Salem
Salem Pond
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10–15
  • Contact: Salem Recreation, Matt, 801-423-1035
  • Club start date: April 2 – May 7, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 19 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Training location: Salem Recreation Office, 60 N 100 East, Salem
Sandy
Sandy Urban Fishery
  • Number of volunteers needed: 8–10
  • Contact: Sandy City Recreation, Kevin or Josh, 801-568-2900
  • Club start date: April 23 – May 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Volunteer training seminar: April 16, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Training location: Sandy Parks and Rec, 440 E 8680 S
South Jordan
Midas & Kidney Ponds
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: South Jordan Recreation, Matthew, 801-301-6736
  • Club start date: May 6 – June 10, 2014
  • Volunteer training seminar: April 7, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Training location: South Jordan Municipal Services Center at 10996 S. Redwood Rd.
Spanish Fork
Canyon View Pond & Spanish Oaks Reservoir
  • Number of volunteers needed: 20– 40
  • Contact: Spanish Fork Recreation, Bronco, 801-804-4604
  • Club start date: March 25 and March 26 to May 6 and May 7, 2014
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Training location: Spanish Fork Recreation Office, 775 N. Main Street, Spanish Fork
  • Notes: Spanish Fork has two separate clubs. One meets on Tuesdays and the other on Wednesdays.
Syracuse
Jensen Pond
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Syracuse Recreation, 801-614-9660
  • Club start date: TBA
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA
  • Training location: Jensen Nature Park Building
Wasatch Mountain State Park (Midway)
Wasatch Mt. State Park
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10–20
  • Contact: Kathy Donnell, WMSP, 435-654-1791
  • Club start date: June 11 – July 16, 2014
  • Volunteer training seminar: May 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Training location: Wasatch Mountain State Park Visitor Center
Washington City
Razor Ridge Pond
  • Number of volunteers needed: 10–15
  • Contact: Washington Community Center, 435-656-6360
  • Club start date: April 14 at 5:30 p.m. and April 17 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA
  • Training location: Washington City Hall

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