YOUTH FISHING PROGRAM
The Marina Del Rey Anglers take over 500 disadvantaged and at risk children fishing in the Santa Monica Bay.
WHITE SEABASS GROW-OUT PROGRAM
Every year the Marina Del Rey Anglers raise and release over 5,000 juvenile White Seabass into the Santa Monica Bay.
MDR HALIBUT DERBY
The Marina Del Rey Halibut Derby is the longest standing and most fun fishing tournament on the West Coast. It’s truly an event for the whole family.
The Marina Del Rey Anglers hosts various fishing charters for members to get together and enjoy Southern California’s fishery.
ROCK FISH CONTEST
Springtime Bay fishing culminating with a good ol’ fish fry at Burton Chace Park.
AWARDS DINNER PARTY
The Marina Del Rey Anglers recognizes its top anglers at the Annual Awards Dinner. The Angler of the Year Award is presented to the highest IGFA point ranked MDRA angler.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES TOURNAMENT
Enjoy a day in the bay and compete in a friendly competition to find out which sex is a better fisherman/fisherwoman.
HOLIDAY DINNER & TOY DRIVE
The Marina Del Rey Anglers hosts a Holiday dinner party for members to enjoy and reminisce about the fishing adventures from the past year. MDRA partners with the local firehouse to support the Spark of Love Toy Drive.
MDRA operates a White Seabass nursery to grow and release fish into Santa Monica Bay since 1997. Members of MDRA have also organized, operated and hosted the largest Youth Fishing Program on the Pacific Coast since 1983. In May 1986 our Club joined in a law suit to stop the dumping of untreated sewage and sludge into the Bay. The City stopped dumping in 1988 and achieved full treatment in 1998. MDRA was also involved in the outlawing gill nets in near shore waters and other conservation efforts. In 2013 we were elected to the Governing Board of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission.
Pursuant to our Bylaws, MDRA has made significant donations to various Boys Clubs, the United Anglers of So Cal, National Coalition for Marine Conservation, and supported the International Game Fish Association, the Pacific Game Fish Research Foundation, Fishery Foundation of California, Pardee Sea Scout Basin, Marina Del Rey Fishery Enhancement Project, We are also members of the Recreational Fishing Alliance, Ballona Wetlands, Heal the Bay, SMBRC, Watershed Advisory Council and the Coastal Conservation Association.
Youth Fishing Program
White Seabass Grow-Out Program
MDR Halibut Derby
2019 Officers & Committee Chairs
White Sea Bass Committee Chair
MDR Halibut Derby Committee Chair