Kids Fishing Days

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Fishing helps kids discover nature and conserve it, too. Help the kids (up to age 15) in your life get hooked on the thrill of fishing. Bring them to a Kids Fishing Days program scheduled at a conservation area or participating location near you.

Kids Fishing Days events are designed to help families and youth groups learn about fish, fish habitat, and fishing techniques. Each program event provides fishing equipment and instruction. All you have to do is bring your kids and plenty of energy!

Check the events calendar below for Kids Fishing Days events scheduled around the state.

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Kids Fishing Days Events

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Registration period: October 1 - May 7
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024 6:30 am - Saturday, May 4, 2024 8:00 pm
Location: Bennett Spring State Park

Young anglers will have opportunities to experience the fun of catching fish at Bennett Spring State Park’s Kids’ Fishing Day 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on May 4th. Kids ages 15 and under can pick up free trout tags at the park store on May 3th from 5-9 p.m. and all day on May 4th. A section of Zone 2 and Zone 3 at the park will be reserved for youth anglers. Volunteers will be on hand to help. Kids are encouraged to bring their own fishing equipment. Parents are welcome to help kids, but adults are also asked to let children fish by themselves as much as possible. Only one pole may be used between the helper and the child. Adults are not allowed to fish in the designated kids’ fishing zone.

Volunteers are needed to help with this event. Individuals wishing to volunteer do not need to be experienced anglers. To help with Kids’ Fishing Day or for more information please call the Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418
Registration period: May 3 - May 4
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024 6:30 am - Saturday, May 4, 2024 8:00 pm
Location: Montauk State Park
Kids Fish Free in Montauk State Park Saturday, May 4th. Fishing is from 6:30 am to 8:15 pm. The spring branch will be reserved for kids only, but kids will be allowed to fish the entire park with their free tag. Tags can be obtained from 2pm to 5 pm Friday, 5/3 at the registration tent by the fish cleaning station, or all day Saturday May 4. There will be attendance prizes, free tree seedlings, fishing simulator, mobile aquarium, invertebrate tables, and more. Free hotdog and chip lunch will be from 11-1.
Registration period: April 4 - May 11
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 8:30 am - Saturday, May 11, 2024 11:00 am
Location: Blind Pony Hatchery CA

Catch and Release fishing from Hatchery ponds. Event will be located at the Hatchery Office. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing poles and lures will be provided for those that need them.

To sign up a child, you will have to click "Create an Account" for each child who plans to attend. The email used to create the account can be your own, but the name and information will have to be that of the child. This account will be good for any future events as well. You may also add the child's account(s) to your "group account" for easier future management.

For questions or more information contact Blind Pony Hatchery at 660-335-4531.
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024 6:30 am - Saturday, May 18, 2024 8:00 pm
Location: Roaring River State Park
A great day for the whole family to enjoy! Kids ages 15 and under will be able to fish in an adult free zone during the whole day. There will also be free outdoor activities, educational activities, and much more for the families to enjoy! For more information contact Roaring River hatchery staff. 471-847-2430.
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2024 7:00 am - Saturday, August 17, 2024 8:00 pm
Location: Roaring River State Park
A great day for the whole family to enjoy! Kids ages 15 and under will be able to fish in an adult free zone during the whole day. There will also be free outdoor activities, educational activities, and much more for the families to enjoy! For more information contact Roaring River hatchery staff. 471-847-2430.