Fishing Prohibited at Angle Lake?

Protesters from the organization, “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals”, are demanding a ban on fishing at Angle Lake, otherwise will aim to disrupt the scheduled fishing derby.   

Could the Angle Lake Shore Club Fishing Derby wind up being a real snoozer? Just days after the Spring Newsletter was posted announcing May 15th as the scheduled date for our Fishing Derby, the ALSC Board received a faxed memo from PETA threatening to release a substantial amount of sleeping pills into the lake if a ban on fishing is not approved.

The faxed document included a copy of the letter sent to the SeaTac Parks & Recreation Department Director  demanding that fishing be banned. The letter lays claim that the violent act of fishing and its consequences do not complement the peace and tranquility of Ange Lake. They state fish are thought to have sufficient brain capacity to experience fear and pain. They cite concern that fish being torn from the water suffer results in a miserable underwater world experience for the many orphaned fry left behind.

The organization then threatens that if fishing is not prohibited, they plan to sabotage the Angle Lake Shore Club Fishing Derby in protest. The notice states that the organization promises to disrupt the event by dissolving sleeping pills into the lake, thus knocking out all the fish for the day and sparing them from anglers’ hooks.

Since Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is responsible for stocking the lake, we contacted Tu Morrow, Biologist with DFW, asking if a ban is possible. Morrow informed us that Angle Lake is subject to King County regulations and Washington State Shoreline Management rules; however it is not a state park, nor is it a nature preserve. It is a municipal recreation area, and by definition, the recreation area accommodates a wide variety of recreational pursuits -- including fishing. At the time of this writing, SeaTac Park staff has promised that no restriction will be placed on fishing at Angle Lake. Instead, police patrols will be posted at the Angle Lake Nature Trail and Public Boat Ramp, ready to intercept any PETA members suspected of carrying armfuls of tranquilizer tablets.

The Shore Club has confirmed that they are going forward with plans to host the Annual Fishing Derby and Community Barbecue on Sunday, May 15th. The Club requests that any neighbor who witness an individual illegally discharging materials into the lake to immediately report this to local authorities. The ask is that you refrain from dialing 911 and instead use the dedicated phone number that has been set up to receive the fastest possible response. 

Please call 206-ITS-JOKE or (206) 482-5653 to report any suspicious activity. 

(Postscript:  This is an April Fools Joke)

2022 ALSC Spring Newsletter

Spring has finally arrived and so has your 2022 Spring Edition of the Angle Lake Shore Club Newsletter! 

Among the pages you'll find:

  • A message from our Club President
  • Announcement of two upcoming Spring events - the Easter Bunny Dock Hop and the annual ALSC Fishing Derby, Barbecue and Raffle!
  • Reviews of the past Winter events
  • and more!

Our volunteers will be stopping by to sell you fishing derby tickets. Remember our best deal is the $20 ticket bundle providing light breakfast treats in the morning; entry into the fishing contest competing for cash and valuable prizes; a barbecue lunch; and 10 chances at catching one of the amazing raffle prizes!  

Please be generous, the money collected is applied to cover event expenses and all surplus monies are used to fund our children centric Bunny Dock Hop; Halloween Boo Boat and Santa Cruise Events!

Also, if you have not yet renewed your membership for 2022, we offer two options:

  1. Renew by Mail. Download a copy of the membership form, print and mail with check payment to the Club PO Box.
  2. Renew Online. A link to our Club PayPal Account is accessible via our Blog Page. Choose the appropriate membership level and pay by credit card.

We're happy to be returning to our regular scheduled activities and look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

Your Angle Lake Shore Club Board and Volunteers

Friends of Tyee Food Drive - March 19th.

The Friends of Tyee, a local community volunteer organization, is coordinating a Food Drive to aid attending students and their families.  Donations collected during this event will be used to replenish the school food pantry and to provide snacks and meals for students attending athletic practices and participating in games throughout the year.  

If you would like to offer your support, please consider stopping by the southwest corner of the Tyee High School campus with a cash donation or Safeway gift cards. Volunteers will be gathered by the Friends of Tyee banner ready to receive your donations.

Friends of Tyee Food Drive
Saturday, 3/19  10:00am - 12:00 pm
4424 S 188th St, SeaTac, WA 98188 

Friends of Tyee High School grew out of a fundraising effort by the Tyee Graduating Class of 1967, as a part of their 50th Class Reunion. Initially, the funds raised were used to support students experiencing food insufficiency. Over time the organization had expanded to include all interested Tyee alumni, community supporters, students and staff. Friends of Tyee works to provide fundraising and volunteer support to Tyee students and staff. Funds raised by Friends of Tyee support a variety of programs and projects at Tyee, such as:

  • Food and nutrition support for students experiencing food insufficiency and insecurity. This may include covering student school meal tickets, support for the onsite Food Pantry, and providing nutritious snacks at school. More than one in ten Tyee students is unhoused, which may likely mean the school is their main source of food.
  • Athletics. Support includes sports participation fees, uniforms, and other expenses related to Tyee’s sports team participation fees. 
  • Student activities supports. This may include academic supplies and other expenses which may help students succeed (like an alarm clock to help get students to school on time).
  • Campus improvement and support. This may include helping with campus cleanup/landscaping activities, banners to celebrate graduation, painting, classroom support equipment, etc.

Highline Schools Foundation is proud to partner with Friends of Tyee and act as their fiscal sponsor. Friends of Tyee works closely with Tyee principals, Tim Schlosser and Victoria Terry. For more information about the Friends of Tyees or to learn about other ways you can help support the group or to become part of the team, please contact Stephanie Nichols at