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What We Do

Hooked on Fishing Not On Violence (HOFNOV) program was founded in 2011. In the past five years the program has provided nearly 1,000 children and teens with the opportunity to participate in our fishing derbies and camping trips that are held several times during the spring and summer fishing seasons.  This program is uniquely designed to expose inner city at-promised [1]children to the art and sport of fishing.  HOFNOV is a nice fit for Sacramento because of the River City’s proximity to rivers, lakes and several streams, and creeks.  We have found that fishing breaks down a multitude of barriers while reduction and behavioral re-direction.  Not only is this activity enjoyable to the children, it is a physical activity that increases health and fitness.  This is important because one of the most astounding risk factors for at promised youths is the extraordinarily high rates of childhood obesity and adult onset/Type II Diabetes.

Our Mission

It is our mission to use sport fishing as a vehicle to mentor to children and create real moments of truth between our angler mentors and our young angler participants.


Nature Heals

Nature Heals

Fishing allows our kids and their families to be removed from the environmental risk factors that many of them face and just be at one with nature.



Our Services

We, at Hooked on Fishing Not on Violence, are clear that our kids need structured, safe and fun activities that provide learning opportunities…
Our Services include:

  •    Sport Fishing Workshops
  •    Leadership Group Activities
  •    Day Fishing Outings
  •    Camping Outings
  •    Fish Derbies



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