C.A.S.T. for Kids fishing and boating event at Brannan Island on June 15


Children with a broad range of disabilities will have the opportunity to reel in a good time and a lifetime of memories as they join enthusiastic volunteers at the “Catch a Special Thrill” (C.A.S.T.) for Kids event.


Saturday, June 15 from 8 am – 1:30 pm


Brannan Island State Recreation Center


  • C.A.S.T. for Kids offers children from 7-16 years old with special needs and terminal illnesses an opportunity to enjoy a day of fishing and boating, and encourages continued participation by developing fishing skills for the kids and their parents.

  • The free event provides a day of fishing on a boat, onshore activities, and a BBQ lunch.

  • Each participant will receive fishing gear, a tee shirt, a hat and a commemorative plaque.

  • California State Assemblyman Jim Frazier will make a special appearance at the event.

  • Spartan Bass Club and local fishermen will provide fishing boats and their expertise. The BBQ lunch will be provided by the Kiwanis International. Cal Fire will provide emergency services for the event.


Martin Gerber, C.A.S.T. Event Coordinator; 916-376-9614, mgerber@water.ca.gov

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