The DWR is committed to developing more community fisheries — places one can walk, bike or bus to, and catch a fish or two.

Community fisheries provide a fun, easy way to spend quality time with family and friends outdoors. They offer a setting for parents and kids to talk, enhance family interaction, and keep busy Utahns in touch with the natural world. Fishing can provide families with opportunities to get away from their day-to-day problems and share time together.

Kids benefit from fishing immensely, since they can participate solo or with others. It's a sport that builds self-esteem and confidence while enhancing problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Millrace Park Pond

Millrace Park Pond near the Jordan River in Taylorsville

Utah fishing clubs: Many cities in Utah that have Community Fisheries also have a youth fishing club. Youth fishing clubs are open to youth 8 years old and older. Sign-ups usually begin at city recreation departments in early March, and clubs fill up fast. So if you interested in volunteering or enrolling your children a youth fishing club, we've put together a list of these clubs.

Interested in teaching others to fish? Learn more about our free Angler Education Program and get access to our manuals, supplemental materials and evaluation forms.