“Love the CAST event at New Melones. My son Connor was beyond excited and the event lived up to our expectations and beyond. All the people and volunteers were wonderful and were very good with my son and myself. Will do it again.” – Parent, Lake New Melones 

This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities, ages 5 – 17, the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the  sport of fishing. Take to the water with C.A.S.T. for an unforgettable morning of fishing and boating!

Event Location

Lake New Melones
Sonora, California (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator

Josh Pelham

(209) 536-9094 ext 336


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2017 Event Recap

The children could hardly wait to make their way down the boat ramp, rod & reel and tackle box in hand to take turns on the boats. Those who stayed behind to wait their turn practiced casting on the shore. On the boats, children were all smiles as they sped about the lake searching for just the right location to catch a fish. Although few children reeled in a catch, everyone enjoyed learning how to cast and bait their hooks. They were determined little fishermen! They didn’t give up easily and they didn’t want to return to shore. When someone did reel one in, screams and cheers could be heard. For many, this was their first time ever fishing. What a treat!


Thanks to our Event Sponsors

Bureau of Reclamation, Arnold Rotary International, Roto Rooter, 4H Club, New Melones Lake Marina, Mountain Oasis Water, Kokanee Power, Jay C. Wallace Plumbing, Glory Hole Sports, Columbia Communications, Tuolumne County Sheriffs Dept., Calaveras County Sheriffs Dept., California Fish and Wildlife, Messengers MC Club,  McCoy Tire, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Save Mart Supermarkets, The ARC, Lews, Flambeau