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Division of Fish & Wildlife Youth Fishing Programs
Bring your family out for a great day at the water's edge!

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Take a Kid Fishing! Program

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. 

Take A Kid Fishing! events are free, but registration is required.  To register, or for more information, please email Mary Rivera

 

2019 Take A Kid Fishing! events

  • May 18 - at the Aquatic Resources Education Center in Smyrna, 9 a.m. - noon 
  • June 1 - at the Aquatic Resources Education Center in Smyrna, 9 a.m. - noon
  • June 8 - at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • June 15 - at the Aquatic Resources Education Center in Smyrna, 9 a.m. - noon
  • July 13 - at Redden State Forest in Georgetown, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • July 20 - at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  

 

Interested in becoming a youth fishing program 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 mary.rivera@delaware.gov. 

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