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Anglers' Edge
Current information fish planting in Park District lakes, and other information on Park District lake and shoreline fisheries.

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Information on renting canoes, kayaks and fishing boats.

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Link to the state of California's Fish and Wildlife resource website.

Fishing in the City
A California Department of Fish and Wildlife's program for city dwellers to learn how to fish.

Report poachers and polluters, call 1-888-DFG-CALTIP (1-888-334-2258).
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Fishing Information

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). (See map)

Anglers 16+ years of age are required to purchase a District fishing access permit in addition to having a valid State Fishing license. The revenue generated from sales of these permits allows the District to plant rainbow trout and channel catfish, (1 - 12+ pounds ea.) on a weekly basis. The District and D.F.&G. plant over 200,000 pounds of catchable trout and catfish annually.

In addition to planting rainbow trout and channel catfish, the District promotes the reproduction and growth of other gamefish species in all of its lakes. These gamefish include largemouth, and smallmouth bass, bluegill, sunfish and crappie. (See Fish Habitat link) District lakes that do not require a fishing access permit include: Lake Anza (Berkeley), Jordan Pond (Hayward) and Shinn Pond (Niles/Fremont).

For current information on District lake and shoreline fisheries click on: Anglers Edge; Fishing Map

From fly-fishing trout on Lake Chabot, to shore fishing for striped bass on Alameda Beach, the East Bay Regional Park District features many resources for all kinds of fishing. Check the links on the right for complete information.

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Regional Park Fishing Lakes

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Regional Park Fishing Lakes

Fish Thrive in Christmas Tree Reefs

Our underwater camera caught some gamefish swimming around a submerged Christmas tree reef created by our fisheries management staff and volunteers.


Del Valle provides excellent sport fishing for rainbow trout and striped bass.

  John Barker of Livermore caught and released a new lake record at Shadow Cliffs! An 18 lb., 1 oz., 29" Largemouth Bass!!   9-year old Antonio Martinez of San Lorenzo caught a 12 lb., 7 oz., 27" trout at Don Castro using power bait on 4/6/2008!!