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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 and Wildlife offers free fishing lessons for children and young teens through it’s 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 of charge, but pre-registration is required. Please register by sending your name and the number in your group to Mary Rivera at  

These 2016 Take A Kid Fishing! events still have openings:

  • July 2 at Redden State Forest in Georgetown                               10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • July 13 at the Aquatic Resources Education Center in Smyrna      9 a.m. - noon

Additional dates will be announced here and on the Division of Fish and Wildlife Facebook page.

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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