Friends of Rollo
A Fishing Program for Kids
Friends of Rollo - U. A. is an organization that introduces children to marine life and our ocean environment through its kids fishing program.
In today's world where both parents work, or where children grow up in single parent families, many youngsters never have an opportunity to experience marine life and the wonders of the ocean. A day at sea can truly broaden a child's horizons.
Though we concentrate on disadvantaged, disabled, at-risk, and low income children, we take kids from all walks of life. Since our inception in 1999, we have taken over 50,000 youth fishing.
Friends of Rollo - U. A. provides a Coast Guard approved fishing vessel and all the necessary fishing equipment, along with expert instruction from the captain and crew. The crew cleans and packages the fish so children can take them home for dinner. Snacks and lunch are provided.
Sportfishing landings and boats involved in our program are headquartered at a variety of waterfront locations from San Diego to San Francisco.
Read about our May 15, 2004 trip with the Boy Scouts.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOUR GROUP OF CHILDREN CAN GO FISHING, PLEASE READ THE TRIP REQUEST INSTRUCTIONS AND FORM AT:
Captain James "Rollo" Heyn
As captain on the long-range sportfisher Royal Polaris, James "Rollo" Heyn
was famous for his fishing expertise. His fishing skills, and his
wonderful ability to share them, always impressed seasoned anglers and
beginners alike. His extensive knowledge and tremendous sense of
enthusiasm earned him a special and unforgettable place in the hearts
of everyone who knew him.
Captain James "Rollo" Heyn August 5, 1959 - February 4, 1999
In his memory, "Friends of Rollo - U. A." seeks to introduce children to the wonderful world of fishing.