Hello and Welcome!

Grizzly Peak Fly Fishers (GPFF) is a non-profit, volunteer-based, active participation fly fishing club founded in 1982.

Our club meets on the second Wednesday of every month (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm). We present our meetings both online using the ZOOM app, in addition to in-person meetings at the Kensington Youth Hut for those that are comfortable with face-to-face gatherings.

We welcome non-members to join our meetings. Please remember you must show proof of vaccination to attend, at the door.

Our membership encompasses Kensington, Berkeley, Oakland, El Cerrito, Albany, Alameda, Richmond, and other East Bay communities, as well as places beyond!

Our mission is to enhance your fly fishing experience through education, fly fishing outings, fellowship, skills development, and environmental awareness. We are an inclusive group and welcome fly fishers of all skill levels and backgrounds.

We offer monthly meetings with excellent speakers, outings to some of the most outstanding destinations in California, and beyond, opportunities to learn to cast, tie flies, build rods, and improve your overall fishing skills, access to a library that includes the latest fly-fishing books and videos, and an informative monthly newsletter.

While meetings are open to anyone, only members are entitled to participate in outings, receive our monthly newsletter, and attend some of our skills sessions. Our annual dues are $40.

Kensington Community Center 59 Arlington Avenue Kensington CA 94707

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We are dedicated to the development of your fly fishing experience and to the conservation of our fly fishing resources. GPFF has been the East Bay club where fly fishers of all levels can find a home.

Join us at monthly meetings to hear guest speakers, fish with other club members on a variety of waters and assist with conservation efforts.


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Upcoming events

30 May 2024 • Macaurther Burney state park
30 May 2024 • Macaurther Burney state park
12 Jun 2024 6:30 PM • Kensington Community Center
10 Jul 2024 6:30 PM • Kensington Community Center

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Keepemwet Trinity Steelhead
November Trinity River Steelhead
Trinity River November 2021
24" brown. East Walker. photo by Kenny Walker
2017 KEEPEMWET PHOTO FINALIST - CALVIN G. - Helms Creek in the Sierras
Ruby River MT gator!
On the docks, Bethel Island Nov. 2017
Striped bass on a Clouser. Thanks, Leo!
18 brown caught deep in a hole in the Miracle Mile on the East walker. August 2017. Photo by Lourdes Challco.
Monster brown caught on the East Walker, March 2017. Photo by unknown person driving by who pulled over to see what was going on.
Sometimes frozen finger tips and long drives pay off. Monster brown caught March 2017. Photo by unknown person.
Beautiful 21" Rainbow caught in the Miracle Mile on the East Walker. May 2016. Photo by Gabe Kaplan.
Miracle Mile, April 2017. Photo by Gabe Kaplan.
Deep holes on the McCloud Conservancy hide big fish. Roger W.
Linda F. drifting the lower Sac with guide Mark Kaesemeyer
David R. preparing to bring a pretty trout home to the net. Battle Creek, 2015
Jon S, Doug W., Roger W., Joshua G., David R., and Linda F. prepare to have trout say hello to their little friends dangling at the end of their flyrods...Battle Creek, 2015
One of the Gem Lakes, Little Lake Valley. No, it wasn't raining. That's the Brook Trout rise.
A 10" Upper Morgan Lake Rainbow. The fly he's on used to be one of my yellow Humpys, but after the 10th or 12th fish, it had become the "String and Wing." Still worked...
Rich M. pauses a moment to recover from the burden of catching fish. Adam W, Ellen L, and Stuart E struggle on, showing that fortitude that must ever be found among Grizzly Peak Fly Fishers...
Reaction after a fisherwoman's first fish -- Ellen L.
Ellen's kind heart couldn't bear seeing the fish strugging, so she released it before the camera arrived. But look closely...in the red circle...
A sudden splash, a thunder of waves, and a "Fish on!" It's the Very First Fish for someone...and that someone whom fate has found today is Ellen...at Upper Morgan Lake, in Little Lake Valley
Adam W. gazes down, past Mount Morgan, into the depths of Little Lake Valley, near the top of Morgan Pass.
Rock Creek, where the little brook trout play, and a pretty fair water supply, too...
Our campsite marked by the dart next to Rock Creek, above Long Lake
Adam W. and Ellen L. rest after our hike in to Long Lake.
Heart Lake is as pretty as a picture...
Morgan Pass is marked for Goldens...or is it? Where can one find that treasure, those Golden Trout we were after? Perhaps if we were less oxygen-starved, we could read...
Marke E. deploys a dry upon the chalk stream-like Upper Owens.
A Yellowstone cutty in full glory.
I'm not telling where this is. The main trail there is a moose trail. It goes straight into the lake.
For those who persevere, there are some nice Yellowstone Cutthroat.
I like trails where the deer and the antelope play.
Cache Creek. Some nice pockets, but less unwary fish than one might hope...
On the way to Cache Creek in the Lamar Valley. No wolves, just buffalo.
Linda F. on the McCloud River
Amazing campfire tales at McCloud River
GPFF awards a rod and reel at CFR
GPFF Conservation Cleanup on Codornices Creek
Jan-Ulco K. on the McCloud River
Cast for Recovery with Micheal A. and participant
Trout in the Classroom egg pickup
Rich M. and Steelhead on the Trinity River
Roger W. on the Trinity River
David R. and monster pet bow "Rocky" at Battle Creek
Loretta S. and salmon on the River Tay Scotland
Rebecca B. on the River Vellach Austria
GPFF Conservation Cleanup on Alameda Creek
John R. and Rainbow on the Lower Sac
Bob W. on the Lower Yuba
Eric L. and steelhead on Trinity River
GPFF President presents donation to SPAWNERS
Tenkara Master Joshua G. on Upper Battle Creek
Belinda W. on the Stillwater River MT
Good fishin' on Poindexter Slough (Montana).
Lodging at Battle Creek.
Fishing Battle Creek.
GPFF membership awards winners and their bronze medals. (Dec. 2013)

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P.O. Box 153

El Cerrito, CA 94530


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