Contra Loma Regional Park



East Bay residents have a rich and varied fisheries resource in the District's eleven freshwater lakes, numerous ponds, streams, and miles of Bay and Delta shoreline. The District fisheries program protects, conserves, enhances, and restores native fish and amphibian species, and offers myriad recreational angling opportunities to the public. Angler use fees support fish planting programs and habitat enhancement projects that encourage the growth of the game fish population. As part of this effort, and in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the District manages a major fresh water lake fishery enhancement program that includes habitat improvements and regular stocking of game fish.

Fishing Information

The Anglers' Edge Newsletter. Fish planting information and latest fishing conditions.

The East Bay Regional Park District offers 11 lakes and reservoirs and over 25 miles of Bay/Delta shoreline and piers for fishing in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The District plants catchable rainbow trout, (fall through spring) and channel catfish, (summer) in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at Del Valle (Livermore), Lake Chabot (Castro Valley/San Leandro), Shadow Cliffs (Pleasanton), Horseshoe Lake at Quarry Lakes (Union City/Fremont), Contra Loma (Antioch), Don Castro (Hayward), and Lake Temescal (Oakland). 

Download: Fishing in East Bay Regional Parks, Map & Brochure (PDF) 
Descargar: Pesca en East Bay Parques Regionales, Mapa y Folleto (PDF) 

A California Fishing License is required for anglers, (16+ years of age), to fish all eligible inland waters, (lakes, ponds and reservoirs) of the East Bay Regional Park District. Anglers 16+ years of age are required to purchase a District Fishing Permit in addition to having a valid State Fishing license. District lakes that do not require a District Fishing Permit include: Lake Anza (Berkeley), Jordan Pond (Hayward) and Shinn Pond (Niles/Fremont).

The revenue generated from sales of these permits allows the District to plant rainbow trout and channel catfish, (1 - 12+ pounds ea.) on a weekly basis. The District and D.F.&G. plant over 200,000 pounds of catchable trout and catfish annually.

 Trends in Fish Communities in District Lakes

EBRPD Fisheries Research

Fishing Activities in the District


EBRPD Wildland Management Policies (PDF)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Sacramento Office)
An agency for conserving and protecting the natural habitats of fish, wildlife, and plants in California

Department of Fish and Wildlife
California's Fish and Wildlife website

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