Oceanside Senior Anglers, Inc. (OSA) was formed in 1994 and incorporated as a non-profit 501 (c) (7) organization on August 8, 2011. The club provides a sportfishing outlet to Southern California seniors. Membership is open to seniors over the age of 50 and includes a spouse or significant other.
The club has a healthy and active membership, with over 200 members and almost 340 including spousal members. Club activities are centered around chartered saltwater fishing trips for members and, in addition, we hold social events including numerous picnics and an annual banquet, as well as various events to raise funds for Kids and Military trips that we host. We understand that the Oceanside Senior Anglers club is one of largest senior fishing clubs in California, and has a Conservation Policy that encourages all members to follow on club trips and on any other fishing trips that they participate in.
FISHING: We are primarily saltwater oriented, with fishing trips ranging from 3/4 day inshore fishing, overnight, 1 1/2 day and 2 1/2-day offshore trips for tuna and other pelagic species. We negotiate and charter a sports fishing boat for each of our scheduled trips. In 2017 we had 18 club charter trips scheduled, primarily out of San Diego, more charters may be added as the year progresses. In addition to the scheduled club fishing trips, individual club members organize numerous side trips throughout the year, generally with fellow members. Trips may include Baja and mainland Mexico and further afield to places such as Alaska, Canada, Florida, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico and even to the Amazon.
SOCIAL: On the social front we have various picnics throughout the year. The picnics are a wonderful opportunity for members and their guests to enjoy some great food at absolutely rock-bottom prices, and, more importantly, they provide an opportunity – especially for spouses – to mix & meet other club members in a non-fishing environment. In 2018 we are planning for around ten events, including a Hamburger & Hot dog Picnic, Italian Fest, Irish Feast, Pig Roast, Cioppino Fest, Fish Fry, Silent Auction, Clam Bake, Turkey Fry, and Shrimp Boil … and at year-end there’s our Annual Christmas Banquet to be held in the Oceanside area when the new club officers are installed, awards and prizes are given, and a good time is had by all. From time to time club members also band together for some spectacular cruises to various exotic ports.
EVENTS: Our goal every year is to sponsor and run as many Kids fishing trips as our funds allow, where we can take up to 30 kids per trip from area Boys & Girls clubs, military bases, and other deserving organizations on a chartered boat, generally out of Oceanside or San Diego. Also, we run Anglers 4 Military fishing trips for wounded servicemen and women from Camp Pendleton Marine Base and Balboa Naval Hospital. This year, 2018, we are planning five Kids trips and three Military trips. The club raises funds for these and other club activities through member donations and representation at the Del Mar Fred Hall Show and Oceanside Harbor Days.
MEETINGS: Club meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at the Oceanside Senior Center, located at 455 North Country Club Lane in Oceanside. At each meeting well known and knowledgeable guest speakers are scheduled to cover areas such as fishing destinations, fishing tips for local, offshore and long-range fishing, equipment maintenance, fishing tackle, conservation and specific information on different fish species. Guests interested in joining are welcome at our meetings.
MEMBERSHIP: The membership dues for 2018 are $30 for renewals (deadline December 31) or new members, The deadline ensures your information will be included in the club directory. The monthly newsletter is included on the clubs website.
You will be charged an additional $15 if you choose to have the FishTales Newsletter mailed to you. Download your membership application from the Contact Us page. Print it - Fill It In - Mail to Membership Director
Oceanside Senior Anglers, Inc. is committed to the principle that all members shall have equal access to programs, services, and events without regard to personal characteristics.
The Oceanside Senior Anglers prohibits discrimination, harassment or bullying of any person because of ancestry, color/ disability or handicap, age, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual or affectional orientation, gender identity, appearance, political affiliation, marital affiliation, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Oceanside Senior Anglers expects all members, volunteers and constituents of the Oceanside Senior Anglers when and where ever those individuals are conducting Oceanside Senior Angler business or participating in Oceanside Senior Angler events or activities, shall maintain an environment free of discrimination, including harassment or bullying.
Oceanside Senior Angler policy also prohibits reprisal or retaliation against any person in any of its programs or activities for making a complaint of discrimination or for using or participating in the investigation or resolution process of any such event.
Oceanside Senior Angler policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable of State and Federal laws. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the President of the Oceanside Senior Anglers club.
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Some of our members proudly served and are indeed, "Fishing Vets"