Fishing and Boating in California

Plan a family fishing and boating weekend on Lake Berryessa in Napa Valley or experience an urban fishing adventure from the shore of Dockweiler State Beach in Los Angeles. Find the all of the information you need to go fishing in California. How to get a fishing license and register your boat.


California Fishing

Get started fishing in California today. You can purchase your fishing license online, by phone, or through a licensed agent.

Get a California Fishing License

Buying a fishing license is the first & most important step for any angler. Get more information.

California Boating

Get started boating in California today. All boats of all motor types and all sail boats used in public waters must be registered.

Register A Boat In California

Registering your boat is easier than you think. Get information about how to register your boat.

Fishing and Boating Events in California


Mammoth Lakes Kids' Fishing Festival

This California Fishing Passport event is hosted by the Town of Mammoth Lakes and is completely free. The trout fishing and catching will be limited to kids 14 years of age and under but there was a full menu of events for eve...

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64th Annual Kids' Fishing Rodeo

This fishing event will be FREE and open to boys and girls 16 years of age and under and ran 8am to 12pm. Children under the age of 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult. CDFW will provide instruction, bait, California Fi...

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54th Huck Finn Fishing Derby

This is a Free Event! The Community Services Department and Let’s Go Fishing at the Huntington Beach pier will host the annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby on August 12th at the Huntington Beach Pier. Children ages 4 through 15 are...

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