About Us

Coastside Fishing Club is a community of recreational fishermen.  We are more than just a website, we are group of individuals that share in the common goal of improving the fishery, sharing our knowledge with the younger generations, and being more conservation minded to help preserve our resources for future generations to enjoy.

Our activities include annual derbies, annual dinner, Veterans events and kids fishing events. We acclimate close to 1,000,000 salmon smolt annually in our net pens in Pillar Point harbor and other local conservation measures. We have given science study grants to graduate fishery departments to study important recreational angling science related policies.

We are also active politically, fighting for better fisheries management policies based on the best available science and advocating for recreational anglers at the state and national level. We have lead the fight for science based seasons and for science based closures when necessary.

We are active members, with the American Sportfishing Association and other angling and fishery related groups, in the Partnership for a Sustainable Ocean. Members of our Board Of Directors include Marc Gorelnik, currently sitting on the Pacific Fishery Management Council, and others who are active in state and federal fishery issues.

Mailing Address

Coastside Fishing Club

P.O. Box 5501

San Mateo, CA 94402



Marc – Marc Gorelnik – Chairman and President 

Live2Fish – Chris Armstrong – Treasurer

Board of Directors

AquaHero – Bruce MacKimmie – Salmon Smolt Acclimation Pen Project Director

Dave Kasheta – Secretary, Swag, Dungeness Crab Taskforce, G.A.P. Member

BobbyG – Doug Laughlin –  RAAC, Salmon Smolt Acclimation Pen Project Director, S.A.S. Participant

Bstnwalr – Mark Capra – Veteran’s Events and Grill Crew Liaison, Oregon Branch Liaison

HuliCat – Tom Mattusch – CPFV Representative, Kid’s events management, H.M.S. Memeber

Springfever – Rick Sturiza – Event Management, Operations and Logistics

Elreydeldisco – Kevin Godes – Forum and Tech Support, Social Secretary, Get Shit Done Specialist 

Former Board Members (but still volunteering)

GrecianFormula – Pete Yeatrakas – Treasurer Emeritus

JWR – Jeff Richards – General Gadfly, Executive and Tech Support

NancyH – Dan Wolford – Science Director & Secretary Emeritus

We are always looking for volunteers.  Want to get involved?  Please contact us at the email below:


Email:Contact Coastside