The City of San Diego Water Department and the San Diego County Wildlife Federation (SDCWF) will be sponsoring a special event to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF) on September 25, 2004. The free event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Lake Murray in La Mesa (from I-8 take Lake Murray Blvd. exit and head north, turn left on Kiowa Drive).
This year’s event will feature a Children’s Fishing Contest, a youth casting contest, and demonstrations from a number of the participating clubs and organizations. Among the local organizations participating are: Quail Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, National Wild Turkey Federation, San Diego County Fish & Wildlife Advisory Commission, Ramona Bass Anglers, The Outdoor Channel, San Diego Council of Bass Clubs, National Predator Callers Association, San Diego Fly Fishers, Safari Club, and San Diego Fish & Game Association.
Additionally, the State of California will waive all fishing permit fees for this day at the following lakes: Barrett, El Capitan, Hodges, Miramar, Murray, Upper and Lower Otay, and Sutherland. Boating fees, however, will still apply.