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 6pm
  • 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

Murray

Willow Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 20
  • Contact: Murray Recreation, Wayne, 801-264-2617
  • Club start date:May 3-June 7, 2016
  • Volunteer training seminar: April 12, 2016
  • 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 13-May18(spring), June 8-July13 (summer)
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 28, 2016 at 6pm
  • 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 6:00 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: 2–4
  • Contact: Orem Recreation, Mark, 801-229-7158
  • Club start date: April 14-May 19, 2016
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 24, 2016
  • Training location: Orem Fitness Center, 580 W 165 S, Orem

Park City

Deer Valley Lakes

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Park City Recreation, Karen, 801-465-6031
  • Club start date: July 5-21, 2016
  • Volunteer training seminar: May 2, 2016 at 6pm
  • Training location: Park City Municipal Athletic and Rec Center, 1200 Little Kate Rd, Park City

Payson

Spring Lake

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Payson Recreation, Jeremy, 801-465-6031
  • Club start date: April 19-May 5, 2016
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 31, 2016 at 6pm
  • Training location: 1050 S Main, Payson

Pleasant Grove

Manilla Park Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 15
  • Contact: Linda, 801-785-6172
  • Club start date: April 13-May 18, 2016
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 30, 2016 at 6pm
  • Training location: Pleasant Grove Recreation Center 547 S. Locust Ave., Pleasant Grove

Riverton

Riverton Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10–15
  • Contact: Riverton Recreation, Ben, 801-208-3121
  • Club start date: No Club for 2016
  • Volunteer training seminar: No Club for 2016
  • Training location: Riverton (Sandra W Lloyd) Community Center 12830 S Redwood Rd, Room S107 Riverton City

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: Salem Recreation, Matt, 801-423-1035
  • Club start date: April 6 – May 11, 2016
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 29, 2016 at 8pm
  • Training location: Salem Recreation Office, 60 N 100 East, Salem

Sandy

Sandy Urban Fishery

  • Number of volunteers needed: 8
  • Contact: Sandy City Recreation, Kevin, 801-568-2900
  • Club start date: April 20-May 18, 2016
  • Volunteer training seminar: April 13, 2016 at 6pm
  • Training location:Sandy Parks and Rec, 440 E 8680 S

Santaquin

Pole Canyon Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 8-10
  • Contact: Santaquin Recreation, Bryan, 801-754-5805
  • Club start date: TBD
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBD
  • Training location:Santaquin Recreation, 275 W Main Street, Santaquin

Saratoga Springs

Utah Lake Public Marina

  • Number of volunteers needed: 8
  • Contact: Saratoga Springs Recreation, Heston, 801-766-9793, Ext: 211
  • Club start date: May 5-June 9, 2016
  • Volunteer training seminar: April 18, 2016 at 6pm
  • Training location:Saratoga Springs Rec, 1307 N. Commerce Drive, Suite 200, Saratoga Springs

South Jordan

Midas & Kidney Ponds

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: South Jordan Recreation, Matt, 801-253-5236
  • Club start date: May 3-June 9, 2016
  • Volunteer training seminar: April 28, 2016 at 5pm
  • Training location: South Jordan Fitness and Aquatics Center at 10866 S. Redwood Rd.
  • Notes: South Jordan has two separate clubs. One meets on Tuesdays and the other on Thursdays.

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 22 – May 11, 2016
  • Volunteer training seminar: March 14, 2016 at 7:30pm
  • Training location: Spanish Fork Recreation Office, 775 N.Main Street, Spanish Fork
  • Notes: Spanish Fork has two separate clubs nights. One meets on Tuesdays and the other on Wednesdays.

Springville

Wayne Bartholomew Family Park Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 8-10
  • Contact: Springville Recreation, Richard, 801-489-2730
  • Club start date: April 20-May 25, 2016
  • Volunteer training seminar: TBD
  • Training location:Springville Recreation, 443 S 200 E, Springville

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, WMSP, 435-654-1791
  • Club start date: June 15 – July 20, 2016
  • Volunteer training seminar: May 12, 2016 at 6pm
  • 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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