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Youth Fishing Event Calendar

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife teams up with businesses, organizations and volunteers from all over Washington to provide fishing opportunities for children ages 5 to 14. Most of these events take place from April through June, and each provides a day of fishing for a few dozen to several hundred kids and their families.

Each of these youth fishing events is different from all the rest. Some require pre-registration and have a cap on the number of participants while others are open to anyone who wants to drop in; some provide rod-and-reel combos that kids can take home at the end of the day, some provide loaner rods and reels, and other require that kids bring all their own tackle. To learn more, check with the local contact listed for each event on the schedule below.

Watch our kids’ fishing event highlights video to share the fun before you choose an event in your area.

2017 Schedule
Calendar updated when events are submitted
2017 Dates Time Location County Event Who May Participate Sponsor and Contact Information
Sat. April 15 8:00 am-2:30 pm Longs Pond
Woodland Creek Community Park
6729 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Thurston Lacey Family Fish-In Kids age 5-14 years old Puget Sound Anglers,
City of Lacey
Phone: Lacey Parks and Recreation
(360) 491-0857

Must pre-register, $5.00 fee
First 600 receive free rod/reel and opportunity to catch 2 rainbow trout

Sat. April 22 8:00 am-3:45 pm Reflection Pond at Sarg Hubbard Park,
Yakima, WA
Yakima Kids Fishing Event at Reflection Pond Kids ages
5 –14 years old
Mail in application
Yakima Greenway Foundation
or Register on-line at .
Sat. April 29 8:00 am-2:45 pm Lake Sacajawea Park, Martin Dock, Longview Cowlitz Kids Fish-In Kids ages
5 –14 years old

Mail in application
or Register on-line at .

Registration deadline: April 26
Sat., May 6 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  Clear Lake (Fairchild AFB Recreation Area)
Spokane Clear Lake Annual Kids Fishing Event Ages 5 -14 Randy Osborne
(WDFW - 509-892-1001 ext. 302)
Registration Form
Business Donation Letter