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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.


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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




Programs like ours depend on community involvement and financial donations from people like you who understand the importance of keeping our children out of dangerous situations.

Our goal for 2017 is to purchase a transportation vehicle, specifically a large van, that will allow us to take more kids to more events.  We appreciate any donation you can make to help us reach that goal.

We would love it if you would join us at our June 25, 2017 Benefit Concert and Dinner in Sacramento.  CLICK HERE to buy tickets.