Youth fishing events

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.

Upcoming youth fishing events

Benton County
Date Event Location Who may participate Sponsor and contact information

8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Kids Fishing Day

Columbia Park Pond
Kennewick  WA

Youths ages 5-14

EVENT CANCELLED

Clark County
Date Event Location Who may participate Sponsor and contact information

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Special Needs Kids and Adults Fishing at Klineline Pond

Klineline Pond, Vancouver WA

Youths and adults with special needs.

Klineline Kids Fishing
www.klineline-kf.org
Registration opens Feb 1, 2020
360-818-4897
 


8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fishing at Klineline Pond

Klineline Pond, Vancouver WA

Youths ages 5-14

Klineline KidsFishing
www.klineline-kf.org
Registration opens Feb 1, 2020
360-818-4897

Cowlitz County
Date Event Location Who may participate Sponsor and contact information

8 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Longview Kids Fish-In

Martins Dock at Lake Sacajawea
Longview  WA

Youths ages 5-14

City of Longview Parks and Recreation

King County
Date Event Location Who may participate Sponsor and contact information

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kids Fishing Event

Mill Pond
Auburn WA

Special needs children and siblings

EVENT CANCELLED


9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fishing Kids

Lake Washington
Gene Coulon Park
Renton  WA

Youths ages 5-17

C.A.S.T. For Kids Foundation
Bernadette Darby
425-345-9928
Information

Kitsap County
Date Event Location Who may participate Sponsor and contact information

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Fishing Kids

Island Lake
Camp Crista
Poulsbo  WA

Youths ages 5-17

C.A.S.T. For Kids Foundation
Bernadette Darby
425.345.9928
Information

Pierce County
Date Event Location Who may participate Sponsor and contact information

7 a.m.-12 p.m.

Kids Fishing Derby

Camp Lakeview
Graham  WA

Youths ages 4-14

EVENT CANCELLED


9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Free Kids Fish-In

Lake Kapowsin at WDFW Water Access Site
Kapowsin  WA

Youths ages 4-14

Friends of Lake Kapowsin
Information


8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Ryan Evans Memorial Fishing Event

American Lake at North County Park
Lakewood WA

Youths ages 5-14

City of Lakewood
Information and Registration

Spokane County
Date Event Location Who may participate Sponsor and contact information

8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
10 a.m-11:30 a.m.
12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

2nd Annual Kids Fishing Frenzy

Shadle Aquatic Center
2005 W. Wellesley Ave.
Spokane  WA

Youths ages 5-14

EVENT CANCELLED


8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Clear Lake Kids Fishing Event

Clear Lake
Medical Lake  WA

Youths ages 5-14

EVENT CANCELLED

Thurston County
Date Event Location Who may participate Sponsor and contact information

8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lacey Family Fish-in

Long's Pond
Woodland Creek Community Park
Lacey  WA

Youths ages 4-14

Puget Sound Anglers
City of Lacey 360-491-0857
$5 pre-registration gets rod/reel
Registration


9 a.m.-3 p.m.

7th Annual Community Fun Fair and Free Kids Fishing

Black Lake
Columbus Park Campground
Olympia  WA

Youths ages 14 and under

Columbus Park
Register by calling 360-786-9460 or emailing columbuspark1926@gmail.com
Information

Yakima County
Date Event Location Who may participate Sponsor and contact information

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Kids' Fish-In

Sarg Hubbard Park Pond
Yakima  WA

Youths ages 5-14

Sponsor and Registration Information