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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 July 2024 Meeting

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King’s Canyon National Park Trip

 

Orvis Pasadena and Sierra Fly Fisher invite
PCC members for a weekend of
fly fishing the beautiful South Fork Kings River
in Kings Canyon National Park.

 

This trip will take place August 3rd & 4th, 
Anglers will pay the discounted group rate of $425 for
two days of guided fly fishing.

 

With the road opening this year for the first time since 2022
these fish haven’t seen a lot of flies and
the dry fly opportunities should be optimal!


Wet wading the crystal-clear water of the
Kings River while casting dry flies up stream to
rising trout will be an added bonus to being in the park.

 

This trip is limited to 12 anglers. Call Jimmie Morales 559-367-7467 to sign up.
We look forward to seeing you in Kings Canyon!

Anglers are responsible for their own transportation, food, and lodging (camping) on this trip.
Recommended campsites for reservations with the National Park Service in Kings Canyon are
Sentinel, Moraine, Canyon View and Sheep Creek.

 



        Lend A Hand!        

 

The Pasadena Casting Club needs Supporters to:

Help with gardening the grounds surrounding the clubhouse.

Contact Mark Hess at (415) 867-8074, mhess1100@gmail.com

 

Help with youth scouting events.

Contact Donna Lenehan at (626) 957-3662, socalflygal@yahoo.com

 

Help with setting up the clubhouse for monthly meetings.

Contact Guy Ferrante at (626) 222-5022, 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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