‘Free fishing day’ at East Bay Regional parks and state parks on July 2

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The East Bay Regional Park District offers 11 lakes and reservoirs and over 25 miles of Bay/Delta shoreline and piers for fishing in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The District plants catchable rainbow trout, (fall through spring) and channel catfish, (summer) in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at Del Valle (Livermore), Lake Chabot (Castro Valley/San Leandro), Shadow Cliffs (Pleasanton), Horseshoe Lake at Quarry Lakes (Union City/Fremont), Contra Loma (Antioch), Don Castro (Hayward), and Lake Temescal (Oakland). (View Map)
Photo courtesy of the East Bay Regional Park District.

Both the East Bay Regional Park District and California state parks have a Free Fishing Day on Saturday, July 2, meaning anglers ages 16 or over will not need a California Fishing License, nor an East Bay Regional Park District Daily Fishing Pass, in order to fish in their jurisdictions.

“Free Fishing Days are the perfect opportunity to try fishing before committing to an annual permit and it’s a great excuse to get the entire family outside,” said the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, which holds two Free Fishing Days per year.

Plan your fishing trip using this state parks app.

The East Bay Regional Park District offers 11 lakes and reservoirs and over 25 miles of Bay/Delta shoreline and piers for fishing in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Catchable rainbow trout, (fall through spring) and channel catfish, (summer) are planted at Del Valle (Livermore), Lake Chabot (Castro Valley/San Leandro), Shadow Cliffs (Pleasanton), Horseshoe Lake at Quarry Lakes (Union City/Fremont), Contra Loma (Antioch), Don Castro (Hayward), and Lake Temescal (Oakland).