Fishing Fact Sheet
you know that..
- There are now a total
of 21 lakes in the Program located in 11
cities. More lakes are expected to join the
Program over the next few years.
- The $18.50 Class U (Urban)
fishing license fee is the same price for
- The Class L, Super Conservation Fishing license is also valid at Program waters. This new combo license includes the Class A state fishing license, the Class U urban fishing license and the Trout Stamp packaged together for $53, a savings of $5 for Arizona residents. The Class L license for non-residents is an amazing deal at only $63, a savings of more than 50 percent.
- The Class U Urban fishing
license is valid at all 21 Urban Fishing
Program lakes that are located in the Phoenix
metropolitan area, as well as Tucson, Sahuarita
- Fish caught at all urban
lakes are fun to catch and safe to eat.
- Over 62,000 urban anglers
participated in fishing last year and accounted
for over 680,000 angler recreation days.
- Urban lakes are stocked with healthy catchable-sized fish every other week from mid-September through the end of June.
- Over 230,000 pounds of
fish are stocked annually in the urban lakes
at a cost of more than $650,000.
- Trout cost about $2.75
per fish to stock and catfish cost about
$4.00 each. That is less than you
would pay for fresh fish at the market.
- The fish stocked in the
urban lakes are not grown in state hatcheries,
but purchased from private fish farmers.
The channel catfish are being delivered all
the way from fish farms in Arkansas, rainbow
trout are grown and delivered from sources
in Colorado, and sunfish
come from farms in Arkansas.
- Last year, the department
was involved in holding 162 fishing clinics,
reaching over 17,000 people of all ages and capabilities.
- An Urban Fishing Program
Bulletin is prepared every two weeks with
stocking information, fishing reports and
other timely updates. You can get your own
copy of our Urban Fishing Bulletin sent directly
to you every two weeks by e-mail. To sign
up, go to online services and enter your
e-mail address, and check the box for the
Urban Fishing Bulletin.