Calendar of Upcoming Angler
Events and Trips
Youth fishing day at docks: 6/24
Class: Use of Irons in Fishing by Captain Brad Schnair 6/28
Club Meeting: (Summer concerts are Thursdays)
Class: How to tie fishing knots by Izorline 7/26
Ocean Odyssey Trip 7/29
Club Meeting 8/8
Betty O youth trip for club members kids, grandkids, etc 8/15
January 2012 Class
4th Thursday of the
month. Thursday! Jan 27th 2012
Fishing Class at Library in Playa Del Rey.
Improve your fish catching skills Come learn from the pros...
Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute tours - Come see
the Marine Fish Hatchery where the baby white seabass is raised.
Coordinate with fellow members to ride share. Reserve you space
4200 Garfield St. Carlsbad CA, 92008
February 2012 Meeting
New Date! 2nd Thursday of the
month. Thursday! Feb. 9th 2012
Cesar Perez will chair the Meeting. Guest
Speaker will be Dick Shaffer discussing tackle and technique for
local surf fishing.
This spring we can catch some fish with no boat
charge and no fuel costs. (maybe a little for parking)
Perch - Corbina - and who knows... Maybe a halibut!
February - LA Boat Show
Los Angeles Boat Show - February 9-12,
Downtown Convention center...
February Awards Party
Annual Awards Dinner Party! Saturday
Feb 18th 2012
A toast of the town dinner party and a lot of praise
to be passed out to a lot of very lucky anglers for many good fishing
feats of 2011 fishing year. The season was great last year.
Who will have enough points for the Angler of the Year award?
Dinner is hosted by Tom M. and held at the beautiful Del Rey Yach Club dining hall.
No host bar.
Some many prizes handed out include Fish of the Month,
Biggest this & that. But who will win the Angler of the year for 2011!
Attend and find out.
March fishing contest
March 4th - Sunday. Fishing
and Fish Fry
Sign up. Go fishing locally. Meet at guest docks
in MDR to weigh in and see who has the biggest fish. Fry up some
tasty fish and relax boat side.
Who has room for more MDRA members on your boat? Call Joshua or Bob G to
let them know you want to go or have room.
Opening day for lings and rock fish is Thurs. Mar 3
so there will some nice fish caught. Bring your filets to the dock at
the Park and join our Fish Fry Dinner Sunday afternoon.
March MDRA Meeting
New Date! 2nd Thursday of the
month. Thursday, March 8th 2012
... will chair the Meeting. Guest Speaker will
be ... discussing ...
March - Fred Hall Show
March 7-11 - Long Beach Convention
MDRA will have a booth at the red Hall Fishing,
Tackle, Boat & Travel Show. We will be signing people up for the
June Derby and maybe find a few new members.
And a new grant we have been offered asks us to sign
people up for a pledge to eat healthy fish. We will be getting
signatures for the pledge to eat healthy about our fishing take.
MDA Meeting and ...
MDRA Meeting and the "May in the Bay for Pay" jackpot
May - Marina Fest
MDR Boat Show
Marina del Rey Boat show is called Marina Fest.
May ???, 2011 Burton Chase park and G Basin and Pier 44 Slips,
Marina Del Rey SHOW HOURS:
http://marinafest.com/ - or -
http://scma.com/boat-shows/ for details.
We need Volunteers to Man a Booth for MDRA to
get the word out about your club and what we do for conservation and
youth fishing. Are you outgoing enough to engage and greet a
few hundred people in one afternoon? If Yes... We need your
smiling face in our booth. Contact Josh for a time slot.
June - Kids Day at the Docks
June 24th - Marina Del Rey Sportfishing
(at Fisherman's Village Marina Del Rey)
MDRA will again produce the Youth Fishing Day at the
Docks. Volunteers welcome.
Bring out the kids. This fun event is geared to
teaching fishing and the joy of the ocean to children. We teach
knot tying to the older kids and casting skills to all.
See last years event ... Link to
2011 Kids Day at the
July 12th - Marina Del Rey Anglers
August 9th - Marina Del Rey Anglers
August 12-18, 2012 HIBT
Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament - MDRA team for 2012?
Bob Godfrey states... "I know it has been awhile since Marina del Rey
Anglers entered a team in the HIBT, but I wanted to inquire if
the Anglers had any interest in fielding a team in 2012? The dates are
August 12-18th. The HIBT is still the most professionally run
tournament Joan and I have ever fished. Although smaller in size
than what you undoubtedly remember, it's actually more fun since you get
to interact with more of the anglers, and all of the charter boats in
the tournament are top boats. Unlike years ago when some of the charter
boats were somewhat less desirable. It's still a "trophy only"
tournament, which is great since everyone is fishing for bragging
rights and not a big payday!"
You can access their website at
www.hibtfishing.com. Let Bob know if you need any additional
information and he'll be glad to get it for you.
All Summer long...
MDRA members volunteer and mentor kids on the many
Fishing Charters, dates TBD
Keep a sharp lookout for more dates to be added soon.
Marina Del Rey Anglers page updated on
06/18/2012. We have
the new year ahead of us.
secretary reminds us that he is about to put the final touches on the
annual MDRA Yearbook! All members need to renew and pay up your $50
for the 2012 year ASAP or risk being dropped from the book. Don't let that
happen to you!
Weight Slip updated for
Be sure to submit your
weight slips. How else can you get points and trophies! The fishing is going
to heat up in
Santa Monica Bay soon enough. We hope you've been out fishing!
Tell us what you have hooked! Keep fishing and have a great season!
Download your Official MDRA Weight Slip