Welcome

The Los Angeles Rod and Reel Club

The Los Angeles Rod and Reel Club, founded in 1950, is one of the oldest recreational fishing clubs in California. Our club motto “Good sportsmanship is worth more the all of the fish in the ocean” reflects our commitment to the resource and the community in which we live. Each year we take hundreds inner city, special needs children and Veterans fishing. We introduce them to a resource, literally at their doorstep, but not often seen until the first time on our trips.

  • Go fishing with us
  • Share fishing with kids and veterans
  • Become active in protecting our fishing resources

Los Angeles Rod and Reel Club (LARRC) members have been leaders in promoting sportfishing, conservation and environmental issues. Club members come together from diverse backgrounds with a common interest in local, deep sea, long range, freshwater and fly fishing.

At our monthly meetings we host fishing experts: from fleet captains and fishing guides to fishing conservation groups and equipment manufactures. We share a meal and many fishing tales each month. Please see our monthly newsletter, The Chum Line, for articles on upcoming speakers, past events and club sponsored outings.

The Los Angeles Rod and Reel Club Foundation

The Los Angeles Rod and Reel Club Foundation, a non-profit charitable foundation, provides funding for various worthy causes, such as a disadvantaged kids’ fishing trip (our big yearly event), mentors’ fishing trips, fellowship grants and scholarships, construction of artificial reefs, marine research and studies and hatchery programs. The Louis Berke Trout Derby for special needs kids takes place every spring at Hansen Dam. Please visit the LARRC Foundation page to see all the great work done by our group.

The primary purpose of our Foundation is to provide children in need with the opportunity to participate in recreational fishing through the various fishing programs sponsored by the foundation, thereby, encouraging and supporting future generations of anglers, to set high standards for sportsmanship in recreational fishing and to teach youngsters both the skills and the ethics of sport fishing while introducing them to the enjoyment of the sport; to encourage and financially support research and educational programs that will ensure the future of recreational fishing.

La Bocana Trip With Baja Fishing Convoys and Orchid Martinez-Guevara

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Orchid Martinez-Guevara, of Baja Fishing Convoys has put together a trip for us. She asked me to be the Charter Master and I accepted. Let's make this trip happen! Dates:…

LARRC Dinner Meeting Speaker Keith Denette

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Keith Denette grew up fishing sport boats out of Port Hueneme, CA. His first deckhand position was at 12 years old onboard the Ellie M with Capt Bob Levy. He…

Captain Dave Hansen to Speak at LARRC Dinner Meeting

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Captain Dave Hansen is a 100Ton USCG Master License holder and a self-confessed fishing fool. He grew up at San Clemente Sport Fishing where his Dad started his 70-year long…

Foster Kids See the Ocean for First Time on Deep-Sea Fishing Trip

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By John Cádiz Klemack - For the last 50 years, the Los Angeles Rod and Reel Club has taken about 150 at-risk youth on an annual deep-sea fishing trip. Despite…

Great fishing club who takes kids and veterans fishing!

Larry Brown

Incredible organization for friendship, fishing and supporting the sport. The foundation and club provide many opportunities for local youth to experience the excitement of fishing.

Brad Stich

Great group to belong to.

Joseph Mahfet Jr

Just a great bunch of guys! I love fishing with you fine gentlemen. Cant wait to do it again!

Orchid Martinez

Joining others who love to fish and doing good in the community.

Jared Gerber