Your Voice Was Heard!

Over a thousand anglers sent messages to the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) through KeepAmericaFishing™ and helped defeat onerous regulations that would have reduced freshwater fishing opportunity.

Thanks to an overwhelming response from anglers like you, regulations that would have forced all lake, pond and hatchery owners to perform costly environmental surveys on every lake or pond that stocks fish were defeated during the December 15, FGC meeting.

KeepAmericaFishing is dedicated to keeping these waters open and affordable for anglers, but these regulations could not have been defeated without the strong efforts of anglers like you.

Congratulations and thank you!


During its December 15, meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission considered and rejected onerous environmental regulations, which could have cost well over $100,000 per body of water. If approved, these regulations would have created a substantial burden on private landowners who stocked and managed ponds and lakes on their property.

Businesses that offered fishing on private lakes would have either been put out of business or would have been forced to significantly increase the cost for anglers like you.

KeepAmericaFishing will continue to monitor this issue and work to ensure that threats to freshwater recreational fishing in California are minimized. For more information on this and other issues affecting your right to fish, visit

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One thought on “California’s Anglers Help Defeat Proposed Regulations that Threatened Lake and Pond Fishing

  1. I know that this is an older article but the subject is very serious. There are groups all over the globe that want to make recreational angling illegal or too expensive for the average person. One way that assures them that their goal will be reached is through massive taxation hidden behind a common “good for everyone” cause that may not even exist.

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