Calendar of Events


May 10-Dec. 27 • Shore Fishing at Dockweiler Beach, Playa del Rey. Every Saturday from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at Dockweiler Youth Center, the Department of Beaches & Harbors presents a free introduction to shore fishing class. Limited to 10 participants per session. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone over the age of 16 must present a valid California fishing license to participate. Vehicle entry is $2. For more details and to pre-register, call (310) 726-4128, or visit

June 14-Sept. 14 • 2014 Junior Tournament, Newport Beach. Catch as many species as you can. Hauls must be at least one pound and legal size. Accepting entries all summer long. Entry forms are available at the Balboa Angling Club, Angler’s Center, Grant Boys, JD’s Tackle and Davey’s Locker. Cost is $10. An awards barbecue will be held at 1 p.m., Oct. 5 at the BAC dock. Overall winner will be awarded to the angler with the highest number of total points (release, caught and total of variety of fish). For more details, call (949) 673-6316, email, or visit

July 31- Aug. 3 • Helen Smith Offshore Tournament, Newport Beach. The 14th annual tournament named for the former Balboa Angling Club secretary kicks off with a Potluck Porch Party July 31. The tournament is strictly for reeling in albacore, dorado, tuna and yellowtail using up to 30# test line. Eligible tuna are yellowfin, bluefin and big eye. Registration includes a kick-off party, three days of fishing and a tournament award party held at the BAC clubhouse Aug. 3. For more details, call (949) 673-6316, email, or visit

Aug. 5-9 • Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore, Baja. One of three tournaments produced by Bisbee’s in Baja, Calif. Sur, the annual tournament kicks off with registration at the Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort and a cocktail party on Aug. 5. Three straight days of action-packed fishing follows. An award celebration will be held Aug. 9 at the beachfront. Base entry for the tournament is $1,500. For more details, call (714) 393-6107, email, or visit

 Aug. 8 • Cosmic Fishing-Cucamonga Guasti Regional Park, Ontario. Grab your glow-in-the-dark gear and join countless anglers for a night of fishing. Fishing is from 6-11 p.m. Base entry is $8 per person. Vehicle entry is $10. For more details, call (909) 481-4205, or visit

Aug. 9 • IGFA/UPSAC Junior Angler Series, Shelter Island. The California Fishing Passport Program joins forces with the International Game Fish Association and the San Diego Sportfishing Council to host the 12th annual day of pier fishing. The event will run from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Trophies are awarded to winners in every age group, along with fishing rods, reels and tackle donated by sponsors. For more details, email

Aug. 9 • Fishing Tackle Swap Meet, Long Beach. The Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation will host a fishing tackle swap meet at 251 N. Marina Dr. The event is free to attend. Vendors can pay a $50 donation to secure a space to sell. Event runs from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. For more details, call Dan Hernandez at (526) 865-3764 or visit  

Aug. 16 • Huck Finn Fishing Derby, Huntington Beach. The 51st annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby will be held at the Huntington Beach Pier. Open to children between the ages of 4-15. Cal Boating will provide loaner rods and bait, California Fishing Passports, passport stamps and California Finfish and Shellfish Identification books. Prizes are given to both the largest and smallest fish caught, as well as best dressed. Event runs from 9:15 a.m.- noon. Register at For more details, call (714) 960-1392.

Aug. 22-24 • Cabo/Hatteras/Viking Challenge, Newport Beach. Stan Miller Yachts invites all Cabo, Hatteras, and Viking Yacht owners to the 12th annual owner’s tournament at Basin Marine. Participants will compete in the large tuna/albacore, dorado, yellowtail, sea base and release marlin categories. Boats will spread throughout the Southern California coastline and into Mexican waters. Check-in/registration for the three-day event will also be held at Stan Miller’s San Diego office. For more details, call (619) 224-1510, email, or visit

Aug. 23 • Newport Harbor Bay Bass Open, Newport Beach. Hosted by the Balboa Angling Club, the event has an entry fee of $60, which covers a maximum of three anglers. Catches are restricted to spotted bay bass only with a minimum of 13 inches. Other guidelines include using lures only, no live or dead bait and no trolling. There are also no line test requirements. The event runs from 5 a.m.- 1p.m. An award ceremony follows at 4 p.m. at the BAC dock. For more details, call (949) 673-6316, email, or visit

Sept. 12-13 • Master Angler Billfish Tournament and the IGFA Great Marlin Race, Newport. The 33rd annual tournament welcomes all fishing clubs to participate in the oldest all-release marlin tournament on the west coast. The $175 per angler entry fee includes the kick-off party and captain’s meeting at 5 p.m., Sept. 10 at the Tee Room, located on Irvine Avenue at the Newport Golf Course. An awards ceremony, banquet and raffle will be held at the Balboa Yacht Club at 5 p.m. Sept. 14. For more details, call (949) 673-6316, email, or visit

Sept. 27 • Orville P. Ball Memorial “Fishin’ in the Pine,” Lake Cuyamaca. The free annual derby is open to kids up to age 15. Trout fishing starts at 6 a.m., and a free lunch will be prepared by the San Diego Anglers club. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place in each age group. A grand prize will be awarded for the largest trout. For more details, call (760) 765-0515, email, or visit  

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