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Outdoor Fun for Kids – Fishing in the City

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 Scottsdale Pond (on Novato Blvd. south of Rowland Blvd.)  See map

Local children and parent/guardians are invited to Scottsdale Pond for FREE fishing instruction and environmental education.  The Rotary Club of Novato Sunrise and the City of Novato will once again co-sponsor the California Department of Fish & Game's Fishing in the City Program.

Normal State fishing regulations apply.  Anyone 16 or older must have a fishing license.  Pre-registration is advised but drop-ins are welcome.  The last clinic begins at 10:30 am.  To sign up, call the Parks, Recreation & Community Services office at 899-8279 or register online at NovatoFun.org.

The Rotary Club of Novato Sunrise meets at Moylan's Brewery & Restaurant at 15 Rowland Way in Vintage Oaks Shopping Center at 7:15 a.m. every Tuesday.  Find us at http://novatosunriserotary.org/

novato 3per April 11, 2014 at 05:32 PM
Nice work Rotary. Good opportunity for kids to learn and get a feel for the sport. Whatever you do, don't eat those "city" fish, however...Road runoff on 3 sides, bird poop and trash from local residents make this lake a hot zone. (Sorry Hopkin) Because most dont eat them, this lake probably still holds fish to catch and release for some other poor sucker to eat .
novato 3per April 11, 2014 at 05:36 PM
Wait, it appears there has been a photo mixup, the photo that was supposed to accompany this story was accidentally switched with a photo from a different story profiling an affordable housing developer.
Hopkin April 11, 2014 at 06:08 PM
If they built an affordable pond near either of the 2 new train stations, I might move there. They would still need to have fish in them or I would get lonely.
novato 3per April 11, 2014 at 06:34 PM
There's a reason they call it "Froggy style".
Sylvia Barry April 24, 2014 at 05:41 PM
Fish and Game will be stocking some fish in the lake. Kids always have fun learning how to fish and how to protect environment while going from station to station.

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