The BAY AREA SPORTFISHERS was originally organized for Hewlett-Packard employees and their families but was also open to anyone who was interested in the sport of fishing. The HP Sportfishers club was formed in 1972 by a number of "fish-minded" HP employees at the Santa Clara Division. On April 1, 2001, the Club was required to reorganize due to the new HP Corporate Club Guidelines requiring the membership of any HP club to be 100% HP at which time we became Bay Area Sportfishers. We still have a few charter and retired HP members but also have a diverse membership from other sources.
The BAY AREA SPORTFISHERS is a service organization that annually hosts children from Friends Outside, a United Way agency, for the South Bay Fishing in the City event, a program to teach inner-city youth ecology, biology, conservation and how to fish, jointly sponsored with the Department of Fish and Game, County of Santa Clara and City of San Jose. Our members volunteer at the Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project hatchery and contribute to other community activities throughout the year.
The BAY AREA SPORTFISHERS strive to foster and maintain a high standard of sportsmanship. Scheduled monthly fishing and picnicking activities provide a wide assortment of fun for the experienced fisherperson, "first timers" and families. Here's your opportunity to develop recreational fishing skills and to share fishing knowledge with others in an informal social atmosphere.
Come join us! The BAY AREA SPORTFISHERS meet the second Wednesday of each month, 6 p.m. at IHOP (International House of Pancakes), 5403 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95050.
HISTORY / ABOUT US
GOALS / OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSE
To promote, organize and maintain regularly scheduled monthly fishing events.
To encourage interest in the sport of fishing, develop fishing skills and to share our learned fishing knowledge with others.
To learn and improve background knowledge for effective fishing.
To foster and maintain high standards of sportsmanship and the conservation of natural resources.
To actively support community services which help in achieving the objectives and purposes described above.