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Community fisheries

A fun and easy way to spend time with family and friends

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

Community fisheries 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.

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.

Youth 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.

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Clubs generally meet once a week for six weeks. The DWR has provided the communities with an angler education curriculum designed to teach any beginner how to fish and pass on the enthusiasm and skills to be a lifelong anger. It covers all of the basic skills needed to be a successful angler.

Communities with 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.

We will update this page during the late winter and early spring as youth fishing clubs begin to form, so keep checking back.

Communities that sponsor a youth fishing club are listed below. If you want to volunteer, 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 checking back.

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Bountiful

Bountiful Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Danny, 801-725-0917
  • Training location: South Davis Recreation Center
Brigham City

Pioneer Park Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Kristy Law, 435-734-2013
  • Training location: Recreation building
Clearfield

Steed Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Clearfield Recreation, 801-525-2795
  • Training location: Clearfield City Hall, City Council Room
Clinton

Clinton Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Clinton Recreation, 801-614-0780
  • Training location: Clinton City Recreation Building, 1651 W 2300 N
Draper

Sunset Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 11
  • Contact: Chance, 801-576-6556
  • Training location: Draper City Hall, 1020 E Pioneer Road
Herriman

The Cove

  • Number of volunteers needed: 22
  • Contact: Herriman Recreation, 801-254-7667
  • Training location: Butterfield Park, 6212 W 14200 S Herriman
Highland

Highland Glen Park Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 5–10
  • Contact: Julie, 801-772-4507
  • Training location: Highland City Hall, 5400 W 10800 N
Kaysville

Utah Botanical Center

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Mark, 435-797-8060 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Training location: Utah Botanical Center — Wetland Discovery Point
Murray

Willow Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 12
  • Contact: Wayne, 801-264-2617
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Training location: Payson High School, 1050 S Main St, Payson
Pleasant Grove

Manilla Park Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Linda, 801-785-6172
  • 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
  • Training location: Roy City Recreation Office
Salem

Salem Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Matt, 801-423-1035
  • Training location: Salem Recreation Office, 60 N 100 E, Salem
Sandy

Sandy Urban Fishery

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Josh Allred, 801-568-2900
  • Training location: Sandy Parks and Rec., 440 E 8680 S
Santaquin

Pole Canyon Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 12
  • Contact: Bryan, 801-754-5805
  • Training location: 45 W 100 S, Santaquin
Saratoga Springs

TBD

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Heston, 801-766-9793
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Training location: Springville Recreation, 443 S 200 E, Springville
Syracuse

Jensen Pond

  • Number of volunteers needed: 10
  • Contact: Syracuse Recreation, 801-614-9660
  • 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
  • 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
  • Training location: Washington City Hall
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