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Founded in 1947, the Pasadena Casting Club is a group of fly fishing enthusiasts dedicated to the art of angling and casting, conservation, education, catch and release philosophy, and camaraderie through Club meetings, outings and events.
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PCC needs new Casting Rings!

We are looking for your help!

If you would like to donate to help us expand our casting competition team, please donate below.

Our goal is $6,000

DONATE HERE


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To see the announcement

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Pasadena Casting Club has positions that we are looking to fill!

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BOARD MEMBER POSITION


Board Member Positions:


Historian/Archivist Board Member
The duties of the historian include keeping record of the club's accomplishments and activities throughout the year, and collecting photographs, news articles and other memorabilia important to the club. They will also assist in digitizing club material, such as old Fishtales issues. 

Fundraiser Chair & Committee Members
As the Fundraiser Chair, you will be the main point of contact for all fundraiser events. As member of the fundraiser committee, you would assist the chair in organizing fundraising events (Annual Fundraiser, Holiday Party, and monthly raffles). Assist in acquiring donations, promoting event, and running the events. 


Fishtales/ Newsletter Assistant 
We are looking someone who would like to assist in creating content, editing, proofreading, and publishing our monthly emailed newsletter, FishTales. You would be working with the Corresponding Secretary.  Computer skills helpful but we can train you quickly with what you need to know. 

Treasurer
Oversees all financial transactions and fundraising efforts going in or out of an organizing committee. Their primary duties include budget planning, financial reporting, record-keeping, and managing incoming and outgoing funds.

Fly Tying Chair
Coordinate Fly Tying Round Up every 1st Sunday of the Month. Coordinate and originate fly tying classes - beginner, intermediate, and advanced. 

Recording Secretary
Coordinating meeting preparations, recording and transcribing minutes, distributing records and reports, and researching information necessary for completion of duties.

Grounds Chair 
Maintaining clubhouse grounds/pool landscaping, maintenance on grounds keeping equipment and tools, routine work in the maintenance on the clubhouse grounds. Working with the city to clean the clubhouse pool. Restoration of garden and continue garden update. 

If you are interested in any of the positions or would like to join a committee, please email Guy at guy.ferrante@gmail.com


 

Senior Fishing in California

 

 

From fitness centers to movie theaters, parking lots and hardware stores, seniors are generously provided discounts by numerous retailers and service providers - including our National Park Service. As pertaining to fishing, state after state generously extend senior discounts on fishing licenses, but NOT in California.
In California an annual adult resident freshwater fishing license currently reflects a cost of $51.02. Healthy, non-native, non-disabled seniors are NOT provided discount other than if their annual income were to register less than $11,181, a number which is $1,300 below the current federal poverty line. For whatever the reason, our state has chosen a position that is noticeably contrary and seemingly out of step.

I randomly researched 2020 resident fishing license regulations of 15 states, all but 2 offered senior discounts. For purpose of this study, I used 70 years of age, even though many states provided senior discounts beginning at age 65. Below are a few examples by state of their respective adult resident license fee and their corresponding senior fee, 
Washington $29.50 - $7.50 / Colorado $35.17 - $9.85  / Montana $31.00 - $20.50 / New Mexico $25.00 - $8.00 / Oregon $44.00 - $29.00 / even high tax based New York $25.00 - $5.00

*2024 UPDATE – While in fact other western states continue to provide significant fishing license fee discount (averaging 70% cost reduction) to their healthy resident seniors, California has not. While our state continues to experience a significant decline of annual fishing license sales, our legislators have in kind responded by continuing to raise the annual fee – now at $61.82.
When I first initiated the senior petition in 2020, the annual fee was $51.02.

 It is of little wonder that California boasts the lowest per capita fishing license purchase rate in the nation. 


On behalf of all California fisherpersons, please consider taking action that will hopefully initiate a license fee review, followed by subsequent legislature directive to issue a new Senior Fishing License that will provide discount without income restriction to California seniors beginning at age 65.
KEEP OUR STATE IN STEP WITH OTHERS - CLICK ON THE BELOW LINK AND SIGN OUR PETITION
CLICK HERE

For more information, please contact Ron Escue at escueautopro@aol.com


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PCC is a part of the Lower Arroyo Restoration Project.
We have attached the full restoration project plan below as well as PCC's public comment.
Please see both attachments below:
Lower Arroyo Habitat Restoration Project Plan
Lower Arroyo Habitat Restoration Project Public Comment

 



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PASADENA CASTING CLUB., does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, provision of services, inclusion in programs, selection of volunteers and vendors, and hiring and firing of any staff. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members, volunteers, guests, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.