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"Take A Kid Fishing!" Program

Bring your family out for a great day at the water's edge!


Delaware is a great state for youth fishing!  We have many places to fish, and the Division of Fish & Wildlife offers free fishing lessons for children and young teens by way of the Take A Kid Fishing! program, sponsored by DNREC’s Aquatic Resources Education Center. Take A Kid Fishing! events are geared toward children ages 6 through 15, and take place at ponds throughout the state. Participants learn fundamental fishing skills and conservation. All equipment is provided, plus there are activity stations, prizes and time to practice new fishing skills.  

Participation in the Take A Kid Fishing! program is free, but preregistration is required. Please register by emailing Mary Rivera your name and the number of young people in your group.  

Take A Kid Fishing! events planned for 2018:

  • May 12: Aquatic Resources Education Center in Smyrna, 9 a.m. - noon
  • June 2: Aquatic Resources Education Center in Smyrna,  9 a.m. - noon
  • June 23: Aquatic Resources Education Center in Smyrna, 9 a.m. - noon

Additional 2018 Take A Kid Fishing! event dates will be announced here and on the DNREC Division Fish & Wildlife Facebook page as they become available.

Interested in becoming a "TAKF!" volunteer?
We are currently seeking volunteers to help with our youth angling programs.  The activities are fun and easy - you do not have to have any special knowledge of fishing in order to volunteer. We have some volunteers who are avid anglers and others who prefer to help kids with activities such as knot-tying or fish printing. There is something for everyone who would like to get outdoors and join other volunteers in a great program for kids!  To volunteer, please contact Mary Rivera at 

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