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: Danny, 801-725-0917
  • Club start date: TBA
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA
  • Training location: South Davis Recreation Center

Brigham City

Pioneer Park Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Kristy Law 435-734-2013
  • Club start date: TBA
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA
  • Training location: Recreation building

Clearfield

Steed Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Clearfield Recreation, 801-525-2795
  • Club start date: TBA
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA
  • 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: April 20 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 9 at 6:00 p.m.
  • 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: March 30-May 4, 2016
  • Volunteer training seminar: April 4, 2016 at 6pm
  • 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 11-May 16, 2016
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 22, 2016 at 6 p.m.
  • Training location: Butterfield Park, 6212 W 14200 S Herriman

Highland

Highland Glen Park Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10-15
  • Contact: Highland City, Emily, 801-772-4523
  • Club start date: May 5-26, 2016
  • Volunteer training seminar: None in 2016
  • TBA
  • Training location: Highland City Hall, 5400 W 10800 N

Kaysville

Utah Botanical Center

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Mark, 435-797-8060 or marklc@usu.edu
  • Club start date: TBA
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA
  • Training location: Utah Botanical Center — Wetland Discovery Point

Bountiful

Bountiful Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Danny, 801-725-0917
  • Club start date: TBA
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA
  • Training location: South Davis Recreation Center

Brigham City

Pioneer Park Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Kristy Law, 435-734-2013
  • Club start date: TBA
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA
  • Training location: Recreation building

Clearfield

Steed Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Clearfield Recreation, 801-525-2795
  • Club start date: TBA
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA
  • 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: April 20 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 9 at 6 p.m.
  • Training location: Clinton City Recreation Building, 1651 W 2300 N

Draper

Sunset Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 5-8
  • Contact: Chance, 801-576-6556
  • Club start date: March 29–May 3, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 21, 2017 at 6 p.m.
  • Training location: Draper City Hall, 1020 E Pioneer Road

Herriman

The Cove

  • Number of volunteers needed: 22
  • Contact: Karen Howe, 801-254-7667
  • Club start date: April 10–May 15, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 30, 2017 at 6 p.m.
  • Training location: The Shop, 6212 W 14200 S Herriman

Highland

Highland Glen Park Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 5–10
  • Contact: Julie, 801-772-4507
  • Club start date: May 4–25, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: April 27, 2017 at 6 p.m.
  • TBA
  • Training location: Highland City Hall, 5400 W 10800 N

Kaysville

Utah Botanical Center

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Mark, 435-797-8060 or marklc@usu.edu
  • Club start date: TBA
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA
  • Training location: Utah Botanical Center — Wetland Discovery Point

Murray

Willow Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 12
  • Contact: Wayne, 801-264-2617
  • Club start date:May 2–June 7, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: April 18, 2017 at 6 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: April 26–June 7, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 27, 2017 at 6 p.m.
  • Training location: Nephi Recreation Center, 475 E 800 N Nephi

Ogden

Glassman's Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Ogden Recreation, 801-629-8253
  • Club start date: May 26 at 6 p.m.
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 24 at 6 p.m.
  • Training location: Ogden Recreation Office

Orem

Vivian Park Pond & Lindon Boat Harbor (Utah Lake)

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Jared Smith, 801-229-7158
  • Club start date: April 20–May 25, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 16, 2017 at 7:15 p.m.
  • Training location: Orem Fitness Center, 580 W 165 S, Orem

Park City

Deer Valley Lakes

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Karen, 435-615-5413
  • Club start date: July 11–August 24, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: June 20, 2017 at 6 p.m.
  • Training location: Park City Municipal Athletic and Rec. Center, 1200 Little Kate Rd, Park City

Payson

Spring Lake

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Jeremy, 801-465-6031
  • Club start date: April 18–May 9, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: April 10, 2017 at 6 p.m.
  • Training location: Payson High School, 1050 S Main, Payson

Pleasant Grove

Manilla Park Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Linda, 801-785-6172
  • Club start date: April 12–May 17, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.
  • Training location: Pleasant Grove Recreation Center, 547 S. Locust Ave., Pleasant Grove

Roy

Meadow Creek Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Roy City Recreation, 801-774-1048
  • Club start date: TBA
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA
  • Training location: Roy City Recreation Office

Salem

Salem Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Matt, 801-423-1035
  • Club start date: April 5–May 8, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 28, 2017 at 8 p.m.
  • Training location: Salem Recreation Office, 60 N 100 East, Salem

Sandy

Sandy Urban Fishery

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Josh Allred, 801-568-2900
  • Club start date: April 19–May 24, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: April 13, 2017 at 6 p.m.
  • Training location:Sandy Parks and Rec., 440 E 8680 S

Santaquin

Pole Canyon Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 12
  • Contact: Bryan, 801-754-5805
  • Club start date: April 10–May, 18, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 20, 2017 at 6 p.m.
  • Training location:45 W 100 S, Santaquin

Saratoga Springs

TBD

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Heston, 801-766-9793
  • Club start date: May 4–June 8, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: April 26, 2017 at 6 p.m.
  • Training location:Saratoga Springs Rec., 1307 N. Commerce Drive, Suite 200, Saratoga Springs

South Jordan

Midas & Kidney Ponds

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Chet, 801-574-8825
  • Club start date: May 2–June 8, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 29, 2017 at 6 p.m.
  • Training location: 10778 S. Redwood Rd.

Spanish Fork

Canyon View Pond & Spanish Oaks Reservoir

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10-15
  • Contact: Bronco, 801-804-4604
  • Club start date: March 21–May 3, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 16, 2017 at 6 p.m.
  • Training location: Spanish Fork Recreation Office, 775 N. Main Street, Spanish Fork

Springville

Wayne Bartholomew Family Park Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 8-10
  • Contact: Richard, 801-489-2735
  • Club start date: March 14–May 17, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBD
  • Training location:Springville Recreation, 443 S 200 E, Springville
  • Notes: Springville is holding an adaptive fishing session, April 11–May 16, 2017.

Syracuse

Jensen Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Syracuse Recreation, 801-614-9660
  • Club start date: TBA at 5:30 p.m.
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA at 5:30 p.m.
  • Training location: Jensen Nature Park Building

Wasatch Mountain State Park (Midway)

Wasatch Mt. State Park

  • Number of volunteers needed: 20
  • Contact: Kathy Donnell, 435-654-1791
  • Club start date: June 14–July 19, 2017
  • Volunteer training seminar: May 18, 2017 at 6 p.m.
  • Training location: Wasatch Mountain State Park Visitor Center, 1281 Warm Springs, Rd. Midway

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 a.m.
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBA
  • Training location: Washington City Hall