​​​​Further the interests of recreational anglers.

With nearly two million fish released to date, the Foundation releases 1 million Chinook salmon in 2021 The  California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife provides young (3"- 4") Salmon smolt  from the Mokelumne River Hatchery for this important project.

For ​​​Our Veterans

The Foundation provides funding and fishing gear for kids fishing events in the bay area and delta.

For Our Kids

​​For Our Anglers​

Copyright 2023© Coastside Fishing Foundation www.coastsidefishingfoundation.org  

All rights reserved.

Coastside Fishing Foundation is an exempt 501(C)(3) organization and your generous contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

EIN is 47-1430762
​Thank You for Your Generous Donation!

CFF provides support for various Veteran's fishing events held in the ocean, bay and delta waters.

​​​​​​Checks should be made out to 
Coastside Fishing Foundation
​​​PO Box 5501 San Mateo CA 94402 US
+1 415-279-4165
Email: coastsidefishingfoundation@gmail.com

The Coastside Fishing Foundation is a California not for profit (501c3) company founded in 2014 by members of the Coastside Fishing Club to further the interests of recreational anglers and boaters, primarily in the San Francisco coastal and bay waters.  Its major project involves the net pen acclimation of hatchery Chinook salmon smolt in ocean water rather than releasing them in the Sacramento River, avoiding water quality issues, especially during drought conditions.  The delivery of smolt by the Department of Fish and Wildlife in 2023 usually the first or second week of May at Pillar Point on the Johnson Pier.   It's a great opportunity to bring the kids to see how this project works.

 You can read about the project or see the entire delivery and release schedule using the buttons below.  The Foundation release a 750,000 salmon smolt during May 2022.
CFF also provides funds, gear and volunteers for Kids and Veteran's fishing events, working with other groups that have similar objectives.​  

​The Foundation is funded by public grants and private donations and support of other like minded conservation organizations. 

The Foundation would like to express its thanks for the continued support of the San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Department and its Commissioners who have granted CFF funds to help continue the successful  Smolt Acclimation Program.​​

Please help the Foundation with your tax exempt donation.



Marc Gorelnik President
Rick Sturiza Secretary
Chris Armstrong Treasurer

​Kevin Godes

Mark Capra

Tony ​Descalso

​Dave Kasheta

Doug Laughlin
Bruce MacKimmie
Tom Mattusch