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GGACC 2019 Launch Event

  • Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club - GG Park in SF 1232 John F Kennedy Drive San Francisco, CA, 94122 United States (map)

Don’t miss our special
Guest Demonstrator!

15 year-old Maxine McCormick
Accuracy & Distance World Fly Casting Champion


Photos of Maxine by: Marissa Leshnov

Like many BAYFF kids, Maxine McCormick started learning to cast and fly fish when she was 9. At age 12, she became the youngest adult division GOLD medalist and World Champion in sports history! 

  • 3-Time World Fly Casting Champion in accuracy and distance events

  • 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal at 2016 and 2018 WC of Flycasting

  • 2 World Records in both accuracy and distance events

  • 4 consecutive years on prestigious All American Team since 2015

  • Top female accuracy fly caster in North America since 2014

  • Holds all National Junior fly casting records for ages 9-12

  • Presented with 'California Legislature Assembly Resolution Award' in 2016

  • Inducted into 'The California Outdoors Hall of Fame' in 2019

The Bay Area Youth Fly Fishers is a collaborative partnership of Bay Area Fly Fishing and Conservation organizations dedicated to enabling a new generation of fly fishers and conservation minded youth. 

Kids ages 9-12 years old are invited to an introduction to fly fishing at the world famous Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club in San Francisco. This event is aimed at drawing younger families who value fun learning activities for their children and reward patience and practice.  Kids will learn about Fly Casting, Knots & Rigging, Fly Tying, and Conservation – all they’ll need to fish with family, friends, mentors and guides.

Additional Bay Area Youth Events will be scheduled in 2019 to reinforce accomplishments and skills progression.  

Special guest Maxine McCormick will be providing a demonstration during lunch.

Youth tickets have sold out, however we are still accepting registration for Adult attendees (free to observe), volunteers, and lunch tickets.

Event Schedule

Time               Activity                      

09:30  am       Check-in opens

10:00              Welcome, BAY-FF Overview, Event Schedule, Activity Sessions

10:15              Morning Activity Sessions

12:00  noon   Maxine McCormick Demonstration + Lunch (kids tickets include lunch, additional lunch tickets may be purchased for $6 ea)

12:45              Afternoon Activity Sessions

  2:30             Event Closing

The Fine Print

Youth participant tickets (including lunch) are $10.00; Adults and non-participating youth are free to observe, additional lunch tickets may be purchased for $6

Youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Adults will be able to observe their kids, and in small groups learn fly fishing skills as well. 

What to bring? Clothing layers, rainwear, sun/safety glasses, hat, sunscreen, notebook/pen. 

Questions? Contact us.