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Founded in 1947, the Pasadena Casting Club is a group of fly fishing enthusiasts dedicated to the art of angling and casting, conservation, education, catch and release philosophy, and camaraderie through Club meetings, outings and events.

The Pasadena Casting Club clubhouse is currently closed throughout the remainder of this year due to COVID-19.


The Club pool is still open for everyday use.


All general meetings will be held virtually online. 


We apologize for the inconvenience but appreciate your cooperation and understanding. 


Our events and upcoming trips have either been postponed or cancelled. Please visit our calendar for details. 

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Support the PCC Women's Program! 
All Proceeds will go to the Reel Ladies PCC Women's program



You can still mail toys, art supplies, and gift cards directly to Becky (see email for more details)


Pasadena Casting Club is devastated to announce the untimely death of our Refreshment and Bamboo Chair Board Member, Chuck Swab. He passed away Tuesday night from a long battle of health problems.
Chuck was a long time member who would traveled all the way from Twin Peaks, CA to bring the club delicious treats at every monthly meeting. If you were lucky enough to taste one of his amazing desserts, then you left the meeting with a happy full belly. His bamboo rods were made with the utmost care and he engraved each one with your name. He continually donated his rods to our annual fundraiser, always supporting the club. He continually helped out with the youth committee went on many Yucaipa Youth trips.
He was a staple to the club and will be very missed.

Here are a few words from his best friend in the club, J.W. Healy:

I first met Chuck a few years ago when I joined PCC and was introduced to him as a fellow bamboo rod maker. We soon became friends, sharing rod making ideas and swapping stories about fishing and rod making. He had a doctor in Covina and would often stop by my house in Upland on his way too or from visiting the doctor. Sometimes he wanted to use some equipment but more often he just wanted to schmooze. I learned a great deal about him in these sessions. He didn’t have much but what he had he willingly shared with others. He frequently baked cookies and pies for his church’s get togethers and other charitable organizations in the Twin Peaks area. If anyone needed his help, he was there doing what he could. Chuck was a world class human being and we will miss him.

JW Healy


We would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to Chuck's family and sister for their generous donation to the club. Chuck was a big part of our family and we are so grateful for all he did for us. 





Senior Fishing in California



From fitness centers to movie theaters, parking lots and hardware stores, seniors are generously provided discounts by numerous retailers and service providers - including our National Park Service. As pertaining to fishing, state after state generously extend senior discounts on fishing licenses, but NOT in California.
In California an annual adult resident freshwater fishing license currently reflects a cost of $51.02. Healthy, non-native, non-disabled seniors are NOT provided discount other than if their annual income were to register less than $11,181, a number which is $1,300 below the current federal poverty line. For whatever the reason, our state has chosen a position that is noticeably contrary and seemingly out of step.

I randomly researched 2020 resident fishing license regulations of 15 states, all but 2 offered senior discounts. For purpose of this study, I used 70 years of age, even though many states provided senior discounts beginning at age 65. Below are a few examples by state of their respective adult resident license fee and their corresponding senior fee, 
Washington $29.50 - $7.50 / Colorado $35.17 - $9.85  / Montana $31.00 - $20.50 / New Mexico $25.00 - $8.00 / Oregon $44.00 - $29.00 / even high tax based New York $25.00 - $5.00

On behalf of all California fisherpersons, please consider taking action that will hopefully initiate a license fee review, followed by subsequent legislature directive to issue a new Senior Fishing License that will provide discount without income restriction to California seniors beginning at age 65.

For more information, please contact Ron Escue at


PCC is apart of a Lower Arroyo Restoration Project.
We have attached the full restoration project plan below as well as PCC's public comment.
Please see both attachments below:
Lower Arroyo Habitat Restoration Project Plan
Lower Arroyo Habitat Restoration Project Public Comment


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