2013 "Take a Kid Fishing!" dates announced
DNREC's Division of Fish & Wildlife's Aquatic Resource Education Center, following a very successful sponsorship of youth-oriented angling events in 2012, is offering more "Take a Kid Fishing!" outings in 2013.
Already-scheduled "Take a Kid Fishing!" days can be found below, with more opportunities to be announced soon. The events are free but pre-registration is required. For more information or to pre-register, complete this brief registration survey.
Sponsored by DNREC's Aquatic Resource Education Center and Delaware State Parks, the "Take a Kid Fishing!" program teaches young people fundamental fishing skills and conservation. Along with the angling, activity stations and prizes are just part of the day's events! These events start promptly at the times listed.
Take a Kid Fishing! is for youngsters ages 6 through 15 and their parent/guardian. Participants 16 years and older must have a current Delaware fishing license to fish. For adults seeking information on how to obtain a fishing license, please visit DNREC's Fisheries Section website.
2013 Take a Kid Fishing! days are scheduled for:
April 14 at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel, 8 a.m. (Sunday)
April 20 at the Aquatic Resource Education Center in Smyrna 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
April 27 at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
May 18 at Abbotts Mill Nature Center in Milford 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
June 15 at Wilmington State Parks/Brandywine Park (near the zoo - Father’s Day fishing event) 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
July 13 at the Judge Morris Estate in Newark 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
August 18 at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel, 8 a.m. (Sunday)
If you are interested in volunteering as an instructor at Take a Kid Fishing! events, please contact Tess Belcher at 302-735-8656 or email Theresa.Belcher@state.de.us.