A new exhibit opening on June 26 will highlight California’s sportfishing legacy. For centuries fishing has been an integral part of the southern California story. In Gone Fishin’, historic photographs, rods and reels, implements and methods used by native peoples, and the sport fishermen themselves will reveal their unique “fish tales” with a spotlight on the waters around San Clemente and Catalina Island. Whether you enjoy the simple pleasures of fishing, high adventure on the open seas or just a good fish dinner at the beach, come view this special summer exhibition and enjoy the related featured speaker series. You’ll be amazed by what you see and learn.
There will be exhibits of big-game fishing, commercial fishing, Acjachemen Native American artifacts, and a display on marine conservation and sustainability.
The California Sportfishing History Exhibit is a great family event with local appeal. The event is at Casa Romantica in San Clemente. Admission of $5 includes exhibition viewing, live music, activities for kids and clam chowder courtesy of Fisherman’s Restaurant. Casa Romantica members get in for free.
The History of Sport Fishing and the Santa Catalina Island Tuna Club will be presented on June 29 at 7 p.m. Look back more than 100 years at the origins of sport fishing and the world’s first and foremost big-game fishing organization, The Catalina Island Tuna club. Former Tuna Club President and author of The History of the Tuna Club: 1898-1998, Mike Farrior will be on hand and Bob DeNault will welcome the crowd. General admission is $7, Casa Romantica Members is $6 and students and children get in free as do President’s Circle Members.
Casa Romantica is located at 415 Avenida Granad, San Clemente, California. For more information visit casaromantica.org or call 949-498-2139.