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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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Young boy holding fish

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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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Clearfield

Steed Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Clearfield Recreation, 801-525-2795
  • Training location: Clearfield City Hall, City Council Room (55 S State St, Clearfield UT 84015)
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, Clinton, UT 84116)
Draper

Sunset Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Wayland, 801-556-0318
  • Training location: Draper City Hall (1020 E Pioneer Rd, Draper, UT 84020)
Farmington

Farmington Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Bryan, 801-451-0953
  • Training location: Farmington Pond (750 N 75 W, Farmington, UT 84025)
Farr West

Smith Park Family Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Mick Holmes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Lyle Earl (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Training location: Smith Park Family Pond (2500 W 4000 N, Farr West, UT 84404)
Herriman

The Cove

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Laura, 801-446-5323
  • Training location: Butterfield Park (6212 W 14200 S, Herriman, UT 84096)
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, Highland, UT 84003)
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 (920 S 50 W, Kaysville, UT 84037)
Layton

Andy Adams Reservoir

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Layton City, 801-336-3900
  • Training location: Andy Adams Reservoir (1799 E 1000 N, Layton, UT 84040)
Murray

Willow Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Cory, 801-264-2509
  • Training location: Murray Recreation Office (296 E Murray Park Ln, Murray, UT 84107)
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, UT 84648)
Ogden

Glassman's Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Ogden Recreation, 801-629-8253
  • Training location: Ogden Recreation Office (1875 Monroe Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401)
Orem

Vivian Park Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Kyle, 801-229-7158
  • Training location: Orem Family Fitness Center (575 W Center St, Orem, UT 84057)
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, UT 84060)
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, UT 84651)
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, UT 84062)
Roy

Meadow Creek Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Roy City Recreation, 801-774-1048
  • Training location: Roy City Recreation Office (2150 4700 S St, Roy, UT 84067)
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, UT 84653)
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, Sandy, UT 84070)
Santaquin

Pole Canyon Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Shauna, 801-754-5805
  • Training location: 45 W 100 S, Santaquin, UT 84655
Saratoga Springs

TBD

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Heston, 801-766-9793
  • Training location: Saratoga Springs Rec. (1307 N Commerce Dr, Suite 200, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045)
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 St, Spanish Fork, UT 84660)
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, UT 84663)
Syracuse

Jensen Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Syracuse Recreation, 801-614-9660
  • Training location: Jensen Nature Park Building (3176 S Bluff Rd, Syracuse, UT 84075)
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, UT 84049)
Washington City

Razor Ridge Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Washington Community Center, 435-656-6360
  • Training location: Washington City Hall (111 N 100 E, Washington, UT 84780)
Wellsville

Wellsville Reservoir

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: Wellsville City, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Training location: Wellsville Reservoir (100 E 500 S, Wellsville, UT 84339)
West Haven

Meadow Creek Pond

  • Volunteer fishing instructors needed (little experience required)
  • Contact: James Abbott (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 801-731-8882)
  • Training location: Meadow Creek Pond (Meadow Creek Village Park, Roy, UT 84067)
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