Learn How to Pier Fish on Father’s Day

Let’s be honest, Father’s Day is a marginalized holiday. If you’re looking for proof of that you don’t need to venture beyond the card aisle where Dad is largely portrayed as either: a. A drunken, clueless oaf, or b. A shadowy figure walking off with a child (who isn’t you) into the sunset. Either way, when it comes to parent-based holidays, Mother’s Day takes the cake. Maybe the reason behind this neglect is because Mom’s are seen as more sentimental, maybe it’s because Dad’s have less patience when it comes to waiting in restaurant lines, or maybe you feel weird giving Dad chocolate and roses. One thing is for sure; Dad often ends up getting short changed. But we’re not here to guilt you! The struggle is real and there are only so many ties and mugs you can buy. We have a feeling, however, that the most valuable thing you can give your Dad on Father’s Day is your time. So why not learn something, too?

Join rangers and experienced local anglers this Saturday to learn the secrets and tricks of pier fishing. A limited amount of poles will be available on a first come, first-served basis and bait will be provided thanks to the Department of Fish and Wildlife. A valid California fishing license is required when fishing from the shore, not from the pier. Don’t forget to bring your dad and a fishing pole! All skill levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

If You Go:

When: Saturday, June 18 from 10am to 12pm

Where: Paradise Beach Park 3450 Paradise Dr. in Tiburon

Cost: Free



Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.