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What We Do

Hooked on Fishing Not On Violence (HOFNOV) was founded in 2011. Over the past twelve years, the program has provided over 4,700 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-promise children to the art and sport of fishing.  HOFNOV is a nice fit for Sacramento because of the River City’s proximity to its many rivers, lakes, streams, and creeks.  We have found that fishing breaks down a multitude of barriers while producing 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 extraordinary high rates of childhood obesity and adult onset/Type II Diabetes.

Our Mission

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

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.




4625 44th Street #106,
Sacramento, CA 95820

Monday—Friday: 9:00AM–5:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM–3:00PM

(916) 889-0105


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