The first Saturday in June marks the first of two free fishing days when no one in the state needs a fishing license. California’s Free Fishing Day signals the culmination of National Fishing and Boating Week, a yearly event that runs throughout the country from June 1-8. The events provide opportunities for families and friends to share quality time together while learning about two of the nation’s favorite pastimes – sport fishing and recreational boating.
For California’s Free Fishing Day, the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) waives the normal requirement for anyone 16 years and older to possess a sport fishing license. All other fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect.
A second Free Fishing Day is scheduled for Sept. 27. In San Jose, DFG will hold a mini-clinic with rod loan available and without formal instructional stations at Lake Cunningham. Details: 277-4319 for details. For information about the Urban Fishing Program in the San Francisco Bay Area, call (415) 892-0460.
Anglers normally must possess a valid 2003 sport fishing license, priced this year for California residents at $30.70. Short-term licenses are also available. Details:www.dfg.ca. gov /coned/fishcity.html
Sack specialist Tim Harris of 49er Super Bowl XXIX will host a golf tournament on Monday, June 30 at Eagle Ridge to benefit Rebekah Children’s Services. Golf fee of $200 includes box lunch, golf shirt, green fees, cart, dinner and some discounts at Eagle Ridge. Details: Eleanor Villarreal at 846-2142.
The Gavilan Rams will be hosting a fundraiser golf tournament on May 31 at the Gilroy Golf Course. The four-person scramble has a shotgun start of 11 a.m. The individual package of $100 includes green fees, golf cart, tee prize, barbecue and refreshments and dinner. The corporate package of $500 also includes four additional dinners for guests of your choice. The tee sponsorship of $125 features a 30” x 36” sign at a hole. Details: John Lango at 848-4875 or Mike McCormick at 846-4916.