The Downey Fly Fishers is a club consisting of men, women and children who share a common interest, the enjoyment of fly fishing.
The Downey Fly Fishers meets at the Barbara J Riley Community Center (at Apollo Park) in Downey, California (Los Angeles) on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm. Visitors and new members are always welcome to attend.
annual fundraiser to support our club including all the free classes we
give such as fly tying, rod building, and casting. New and used fishing
equipment and miscellaneous "stuff"! Rods, reels, line, tippets, leaders, flies, and more! Pizza lunch!
The recent Steelhead Summit in Ventura
provided some pretty sombering news - fish counts of adults entering
streams to spawn in the area no way support the continuing use of
the fact there are 500 adults in existence. This year there were
only 5 that entered Malibu Creek to spawn, a stream with a decent
sized lagoon to transition from the salt water to fresh.
Recent efforts to recover the southern
steelhead from the brink of extinction include the removal of Rindge
Dam on Malibu Creek. California State Parks owns the land and the
dam, and have been working with stakeholders for many years to get it
torn down, opening up many miles of spawning and rearing habitat for
Debbie Sharpton, Conservation VP for
the SWC-IFFF, is also the executive director of Mountains Restoration
Trust, a public benefit land trust in the Santa Monica Mountains
(MRT). A South Bay native, Debbie’s career in the land development
and preservation industry began over 30 years ago with master planned
communities, transitioning into preservation in the late 1980’s.
Since 2001 Debbie has worked for MRT spearheading stream restoration,
water quality, habitat and aquatic invasive species projects in the
Santa Monica and Los Angeles River watersheds. A stakeholder in the
steelhead recovery project, Debbie will give an informational
presentation, courtesy of CA State Parks, on the Rindge Dam removal
Come join us at 7pm for this informative program on Steelhead recovery in Southern California!