Saturday May 19, 2018 Roger Miller Youth Academy

Upcomming Outings

June: San Joaquin
Shad Fishing

June 16, 2018

Bob Papazian will lead the group to a special outing for Shad on the San Joaquin river. 
Bob will also grill Sausages and Hot Dogs!

Note: Don’t forget to bring a side dish or desert to share!

Hex Hatch with Lance Gray from Lance Gray and Company

June: Lake Almanor
Hex Hatch

June 29, 2018

Lance Gray will guide us on the infamous Lake Almanor Hex-Hatch.

We still have a few openings, To reserve your spot you must submit $100 payment ASAP!

Note: cost of $100.00 includes tri-tip dinner, salad, pasta and more.

Strategic Planning for Trout and Hatchery Resources/ Survey

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is interested in gaining perspective from statewide stakeholders in order to draft guidelines for trout management. Three different projects will be informed through this process:
  1. Strategic Plan for Trout Management
  2. Strategic Plan for Trout Hatcheries
  3. Inland Trout Angling Regulation Simplification
We need the public to make these projects successful. By providing input and offering comments, you are helping us ensure that we are drafting plans and regulations to meet your needs while providing for the protection and enhancement of trout resources.
As we begin this process, it is important to remember these efforts are for a broad, statewide scope. These products are for establishing principals and guidelines for aspects of trout management, generally. Opportunities to provide specific input on specific waters will be made available after we have established statewide strategies.
You can participate by providing input through the online questionnaire in your topics of interest via the links below:

Upcoming Meeting - June 7, 2018

Heidi Isner, Kings River Conservation District (KRCD)

Heidi’s presentation takes a brief look at the history of the rainbow trout in the Kings River, why the genetics study was done, and what was learned from the study for future management of the fishery.
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Heidi Ann Isner earned her Associates of Science Degree in Forestry and Recreation from Reedley College and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resources from Oregon State University. Heidi worked six field seasons as a Wildlife Biological Technician in both Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks and Sierra National Forest, for the U.S. Forest Service California Spotted Owl Demography Crew. In 2007 Heidi assumed work at Sierra Dairy Laboratory where she specialized in water quality testing. In 2008 Heidi was recruited as a seasonal aid to Kings River Conservation District and brought back in 2010 as a permanent employee; where she has actively worked as a part of the Kings River Fisheries Management Program. Heidi’s scope of work has included: Interpretive Pack Guide in Yosemite National Park, Cave Guide in Seneca West Virginia, wildlife management, surveys, hydrology, field data collection, scientific reporting and fish population monitoring. In addition, Heidi has worked closely with El Rio Reyes Land Conservation Trust (501c3) and the Kings River Conservancy (501c3) on local projects and fund raisers. She has been a certified yoga instructor for over 15 years. Heidi lives with her husband Andrew (also an Environmental Scientist) and daughter Addison in Wonder Valley where they spend a great deal of time on Mill Creek and the Kings River.

Who We Are

Fresno Fly Fishers for Conservation is the oldest fly fishing club west of the Mississippi River. Fresno Fly Fishers is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist those who desire to learn more about the art of fly-fishing. Our club includes some of the finest fisherman, fly tier’s, fly casters, and professional guides in the Central Valley, and is comprised of people of all ages, from beginner to expert level.

Our Mission

We are a FEDERATION OF FLY FISHERS affiliated club, a national organization whose goal, like ours, is to promote the wonderful sport of fly-fishing as well as protect our natural resources. We promote catch and release, education, conservation, and above all, encourage and help those who desire to learn more about all aspects of fly-fishing.
Fly Fishers for Conservation (FFFC) was organized in 1961 by a group of devoted fly fishers deeply concerned with the preservation of trout and all game fish, their environment, and the quality of fishing. Our club has maintained two goals since that time: To foster and promote the sport of angling with artificial flies. To protect, conserve and increase our angling resources.


Fly Fishers for Conservation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. This means you can use your contribution as a tax deduction. The club gets revenue from member-ship dues and the annual fundraiser dinner. We try to contribute to conservation issues in the area and to our youth with our Trout in the Classroom program, the No Child Left Inside program and by holding a Youth Fly-Fishing Academy annually. The club is al-ways in need of funds. Please consider donating. You may send a check to Fly Fishers for Conservation at 100 E. Sierra, PMB 3310, Fresno, CA 93710. Your donations will be greatly appreciated and they will help the club fulfill its obligations.