The San Diego Anglers is a non-profit, family oriented, saltwater fishing club with over 300 members. The purpose of our club is to promote sportsmanship and the sport angling competition among club members. We are dedicated to the preservation and conservation of marine sportfishing. This club, which was established in January 1990, is made up of saltwater anglers of all ages. Some of the benefits of being a member of the San Diego Anglers include:
Our meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Bahia Hotel in the East Bay View Room, 5th Floor (998 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA). Doors open at 6:00 p.m., meeting starts at 7 p.m. These meetings, feature knowledgeable speakers, swap meets, how to seminars, fish reports, a chance to tell “fish stories”, and always a great raffle. A no host bar with snacks is available at every meeting. Please check our calendar to confirm meeting location. Our February, November and December meetings are usually in alternate locations.
Guests are Welcome!
Be our guest at one of our meetings. Meet the members and enjoy the evening. After that, its just a matter of completing a membership application and submitting it to become a member.
Our very busy schedule includes at least 8 tournaments throughout the year. Our tournaments target almost all popular species available locally. These tournaments include San Diego and Mission Bay tournaments, inshore tournaments for Yellowtail, Bass, Bonito, Halibut, offshore for Tuna, Marlin, Albacore and Dorado. We even have a lobster tournament every winter! And last but not least, our annual San Diego Anglers Open Bay Bass Tournament hosted every January!
The Club schedules several charters a year to take advantage of some of the opportunities best suited to the sportboat fleet. We have four twilight charters for junior anglers, their families, and guest every summer when the kids are out of school, a ¾ day charter, a 1.5 day charter, and a 2-day charter. We also do a 10-day trip on the Vagabond every October. Club members also frequently organize other fishing excursions to all points of the coast including a veteran group that goes to San Quintin in Baja Mexico a number of times throughout the year.
Newsletter and Website
Our monthly newsletter is available electronically and/or by mail and gives members information on upcoming club events as well as tournament results, the Weigh Master’s report, timely articles and many other items of interest to the active angler. The latest club information can also be obtained by visiting our website and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SanDiegoAnglers
In addition to the many fishing oriented activities, there are a number of other opportunities for you and your family to socialize with your fishing friends. The San Diego Anglers plan many events, camp outs, Padre ball games and picnics for the whole family to enjoy!
Angler recognition is an important part of our club. Trophies and plaques for adults and juniors are awarded in many different categories. Hatpins are also awarded for a variety of outstanding caches throughout the year. Major annual awards are “Men’s Angler of the Year”, “Women’s Angler of the Year”, and “Tournament Angler of the Year” in both adult and junior categories, and the coveted “Homer Johnson Memorial Tournament Award”.
The San Diego Anglers sponsors a number of community events each year. They include: a yearly fishing trip for the children and families of the Muscular Dystrophy Association on the sportboat Vagabond, “Fishin n’ the Pines“, which is a kids and families free fishing day held every September at Lake Cuyamaca, “Day on the Bay” held every October in association with Seaforth Boat Rental for the Big Brothers and Sisters of America, the fishing pens every April at “Day at The Docks“, in June we host the Annual Kids Fishing Derby in association with the Port of San Diego, and last but not least, we also host a Soldiers on the Water whale watching excursion in February aboard the sportboat Eclipse, and each September we host a Soldiers on the Water fishing charter were we have a fun day on the water with a group of wounded soldiers from the Balboa Naval Hospital. These guys in the hospital get “cabin fever” during their stay here in town and are very excited to be able to get a day outside of the hospital. They can only watch so much TV and play only so many video games before they get bored!! That’s where the San Diego Anglers comes in. A good neighbor gives back to the community.
Your San Diego Angler membership membership badge entitles you to discounts at many local tackle shops and boating stores throughout San Diego County. Some of these include: ANGLER’S CHOICE, BRANDING IRON, CABO INN, CHARKBAIT TACKLE, CUSTOM MARINE ELECTRONICS, DON EDDIE’S SPORT FISHING CENTER, FISHERMAN’S LANDING TACKLE SHOP, FISH JUNKIE, SOCAL Fish Mounts, FUSION A.W.S, JR JONES SAFE-T-GAFF, LAKESIDE BAIT AND TACLKLE, PACIFIC YACHT TOWERS, PRINTING ON FIFTH AVENUE, SEAFORTH BOAT RENTALS, SEAFORTH TACKLE, SAN DIEGO MARINE EXCHANGE, XTREME FISHING PRODUCTS, TRIDENT FISHING RODS, and SQUIDCO.
If you enjoy saltwater fishing and meeting with other individuals who share the same interest we encourage you to join the San Diego Anglers. For the annual $70 individual or $80 family membership, you will able to enjoy all the benefits of being part of this great organization.
The San Diego Anglers
PO Box 60354
San Diego, CA 92166
The San Diego Anglers is a Federal and California registered 501(c)(7) non-profit organization.