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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

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Danny, 801-725-0917
  • Training location: South Davis Recreation Center
Brigham City

Pioneer Park Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Kristy, 435-734-2013
  • Training location: Recreation building
Clearfield

Steed Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Clearfield Recreation, 801-525-2795
  • Training location: Clearfield City Hall, City Council Room
Clinton

Clinton Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Clinton Recreation, 801-614-0780
  • Training location: Clinton City Recreation Building, 1651 W 2300 N
Draper

Sunset Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Wayland, 801-556-0318
  • Training location: Draper City Hall, 1020 E Pioneer Road
Herriman

The Cove

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Laura, 801-446-5323
  • Training location: Butterfield Park, 6212 W 14200 S Herriman
Highland

Highland Glen Park Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Corrine, 801-772-4507
  • Training location: Highland City Hall, 5400 W 10800 N
Kaysville

Utah Botanical Center

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • 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

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Cory, 801-264-2509
  • Training location: Murray Recreation Office, 296 E Murray Park Lane
Nephi

Burraston Ponds

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: TJ, 435-962-0045
  • Training location: Nephi Recreation Center, 475 E 800 N Nephi
Ogden

Glassman's Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Ogden Recreation, 801-629-8253
  • Training location: Ogden Recreation Office
Orem

Vivian Park Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Kyle, 801-229-7158
  • Training location: Orem Fitness Center, 580 W 165 S, Orem
Park City

Deer Valley Lakes

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Tate, 435-615-5418
  • Training location: Park City Municipal Athletic and Rec. Center, 1200 Little Kate Rd, Park City
Payson

Spring Lake

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Aubri, 801-465-6031
  • Training location: Payson High School, 1050 S Main St, Payson
Pleasant Grove

Manilla Park Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Linda, 801-785-6172
  • Training location: Pleasant Grove Recreation Center, 547 S Locust Ave, Pleasant Grove
Roy

Meadow Creek Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Roy City Recreation, 801-774-1048
  • Training location: Roy City Recreation Office
Salem

Salem Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Coleman, 385-283-2628
  • Training location: Salem Recreation Office, 60 N 100 E, Salem
Sandy

Sandy Urban Fishery

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Macy, 801-568-2905
  • Training location: Sandy Parks and Rec., 440 E 8680 S
Santaquin

Pole Canyon Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Shauna, 801-754-5805
  • Training location: 45 W 100 S, Santaquin
Saratoga Springs

TBD

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Heston, 801-766-9793
  • Training location: Saratoga Springs Rec., 1307 N. Commerce Drive, Suite 200, Saratoga Springs
Spanish Fork

Canyon View Pond & Spanish Oaks Reservoir

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Kyle, 801-804-4604
  • Training location: Spanish Fork Recreation Office, 775 N. Main Street, Spanish Fork
Springville

Wayne Bartholomew Family Park Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Richard, 801-489-2735
  • Training location: Springville Recreation, 443 S 200 E, Springville
Syracuse

Jensen Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Syracuse Recreation, 801-614-9660
  • Training location: Jensen Nature Park Building
Wasatch Mountain State Park (Midway)

Wasatch Mt. State Park

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Steve, 801-891-0844
  • Training location: Wasatch Mountain State Park Visitor Center, 1281 Warm Springs Rd, Midway
Washington City

Razor Ridge Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Washington Community Center, 435-656-6360
  • Training location: Washington City Hall
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