FAQ

What do i need to bring on fishing trip?

EQUIPMENT:
You can bring your own gear or rent rods or stock up on tackle at the landing.  You’ll need an ocean rod medium to heavy, 25 to 50# line.  Big hooks, a few 6/8oz & 10-16oz weights.  Deadfalls, jigs, etc. Depending on your game.  Bring some braid cutters,

APPAREL:
Rain gear – just in case, fishing boots, big brim hat, sunglasses, sweater,  sunscreen.

OTHER COSTS:
License – if you dont have one, you can get a one day at the landing.  $15, I think.

Galley – The boat serves burgers, burritos, breakfast, beer, soda & water.  Plan on $20 to 40, plus tip for the galley.  Depends on your appetite.

Fish processing – the boat will clean & filet your fish at a reasonable per fish rate.  Plan on $10 to 20 depending on how lucky you are.  You can also take your fish home whole without processing.

Crew & captain tip – what you tip is up to you, but we recommend at least $20.

Member Benefits

Benefits:

  • Monthly Club Meetings (3rd Wed/Month @ LulusRestaurant.com)
    • Monthly Raffles
  • Monthly Fishing Charter Trip
    • “Fish with Friends”
    • Guest Priveleges
    • Competition
  • Newsletter (REEL News & REEL Update)
  • CDFW Passport Program Kit
    • Club & Charter-Master is Stamping Agent
  • Speaking Engagements, Workshops & Fishing Intelligence
  • Mentoring
  • Annual Events:
    • Annual Summer BBQ (Club Sponsored)
    • Annual Club Breakfast
    • Annual Awards Banquet
    • Kids Fishing Trip (Community Service)
  • Tackle Shop Discounts

Membership package:

  • Club Membership Card
  • SFVSF Stickers
  • CDFW Passport (depends on availability)

Do you have a brochure?

How much does it cost?

The dues are $35 a year. Add $10 for a family membership.

After June 1st, the cost is discounted to $20 & $30, respectively.

When and where are your meetings?

We meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Lulu’s restaurant near Roscoe and Balboa.

16900 Roscoe Blvd, Van Nuys

Why join?

First & foremost, “Fish with Friends”

I’m sure if you ask our members, you will get a variety of answers.

Here is mine … being out on the sea with beautiful ocean and island views helps me unwind in a way unlike any other – it recharges me for the upcoming week of work, LOL. Doing it with people that I know, like & trust makes it all that much better … not to mention safer. Did I say that I love fishing? I need to fish more.

I overheard another member say that they do it for the camaraderie. There is that for me as well.

Some might say it’s just see the president dress up as Gene Simmons at the annual banquet.

Mission:

Fish often, fish with friends, learn more about fishing, serve the community & build relationships.

Here are are few benefits:

  • Monthly Club Meetings (3rd Wed/Month @ LulusRestaurant.com)
    • Monthly Raffles
  • Monthly Fishing Charter Trip
    • “Fish with Friends”
    • Guest Priveleges
    • Competition
  • Newsletter (REEL News & REEL Update)
  • CDFW Passport Program Kit
    • Club & Charter-Master is Stamping Agent
  • Speaking Engagements, Workshops & Fishing Intelligence
  • Annual Events:
    • Annual Summer BBQ (Club Sponsored)
    • Annual Club Breakfast
    • Annual Awards Banquet
    • Kids Fishing Trip (Community Service)
  • Tackle Shop Discounts

 

How does it work?

You join up and you come to the meetings, make some friends and you fish when you can. We provide monthly charters for you to join when your schedule permits.

We also host other events such as barbecues and the annual awards and installation banquet.

We also participate in community service projects such as hosting the annual kids charter fishing trip.

How do you serve the community?

Every year, we host a kids charter fishing trip. Check out our Facebook pictures and website gallery for funtastic pictures of kids charter days.

Is the meeting free?

Yes, it’s free to visit a meeting as a first time guest.   Ok, maybe a 2nd time too; however, we encourage you to join the club on future visits.

Sportfishing Landings Contacts

Names, phones & addresses of landings.
LandingPhoneMap
Channel Islands Sportfishing (805) 382-16124151 S Victoria Ave
Oxnard CA 93035
Ventura Sportfishing (805) 676-34741500 Anchors Way
Ventura, CA 93001
Marina Del Rey Sportfishing (310) 822-362513759 Fiji Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Redondo Beach Sportfishing (310) 372-2111233 N Harbor Dr
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Long Beach Sportfishing - Berth 55 (562) 432-8993555 Pico Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
22nd Street Landing Sportfishing (310) 832-8304141 W 22nd St
San Pedro, CA 90731

How do I join?

You can click the Contact -> Join button or click sfvsf.org/join.

 

Then, come to the meeting at LulusRestaurant.com on the next 3rd Wednesday at 7:30pm.

What happens at meetings?

If you come early at 6:30 p.m., you can have dinner with other members. The meeting officially usually starts around 7:30 p.m. where we introduce a guest speaker to talk about saltwater fishing in Southern California or related topics. We discuss fishing news, the upcoming charter trip & fishing opportunities. Also, we have a fabulous raffle near the end of the meeting … with raffle off various fishing gear…rods, reels, lures, line, weights, boxes, shirts, hats, etc. Oh yeah, we also tell fish stories, lol.

Can I bring a friend?

Yes, new visitors are always welcomed. Fishing with friends is the whole idea, right?

Additionally, you can bring guests on charter fishing trips.

What if I don’t fish that often?

Even if you fish once or twice a year, you will benefit from fishing with at least 10 experts that already know you. We have some members that only fish a couple times a year. How often you fish is up to you.

How long has the club been around?

We’re 31 years old in 2016!!! Dee Dee Steiner started the San Fernando Valley Saltwater Fisherman club in 1985. Thank you Dee Dee 🙂

I just got elected to the board of directors, what do I do?

Show up at Las Hadas every 1st Wednesday of the month at 7pm — go at 6pm to have dinner and hang out with the board members before the meeting.

Las Hadas Mexican Restaurant
9048 Balboa Blvd, Northridge, CA