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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.

Schedule of Upcoming Events
This calendar is updated as events are submitted.
2019 Dates Time Location County Event Who May Participate Sponsor and
Contact Information
Friday,
Apr. 12 2019

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Klineline Park,
Vancouver

Clark

Special Needs Kids and Adults Fishing Event at Klineline Pond

Youths and adults with special needs

Klineline Kids Fishing
PO Box 873875
Vancouver, WA 98687
360-608-7973

Register online

Friday,
Apr. 12 2019

4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Colulmbia Park Pond,
Kennewick

Benton

Special Needs Youth and Adult Fishing Event

Youths and adults with special needs

ARC of the Tri-Cities

Register online

Saturday,
Apr. 13 2019

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Klineline Park,
Vancouver

Clark

Kids Fishing Event at& Klineline Pond

Youths ages 5-14

Klineline Kids Fishing
PO Box 873875
Vancouver, WA 98687
360-608-7973

Register online

Saturday,
Apr. 13 2019

8 a.m.-2 p.m.

18 E Front St.,
St. John

Whitman

2nd Annual St. John Kids Fishing Derby

Youths ages 12 and under

Heritage Hardware
509-648-4300

Saturday,
Apr. 13 2019

8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Columbia Park Pond,
Kennewick

Benton

Fishing Kids Event at Columbia Park Pond

Youths ages 5-14

Kennewick Parks & Recreation

Register online

Saturday,
Apr. 13 2019

8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Woodland Creek Community Park,
Lacey

Thurston

Annual Lacey Family Fish-in

Youths ages 4-14

South Sound Chapter Puget Sound Anglers and Lacey Parks & Rec
360-491-0857

Pre-registration required

Saturday,
Apr. 20 2019

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Shadle Aquatic Center,
Spokane

Spokane

Spring Youth Fishing Frenzy

Youths ages 5-14

City of Spokane Aquatics
509-625-6960

Registration

Saturday,
Apr. 27 2019

6 a.m.-12 p.m.

Camp Lakeview,
Graham

Pierce

Kids Fishing Derby

Youths ages 14 and under

Camp Lakeview
Hue or Jenny
360-879-5426

Saturday,
Apr. 27 2019

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

Lake Sacajawea (Martins Dock),
Longview

Cowlitz

Kids Fish-In

Youths ages 5-14

City of Longview Parks and Recreation
360-442-5400

Pre-registration is required

Saturday,
May 4 2019

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Clear Lake, Fairchild AFB Recreation Area,
Medical Lake

Spokane

Spokane Kid's Fishing Event

Youths ages 5-14

Contact WDFW
Randy Osborne: 509-892-1001, ext. 302

Registration form

Directions to event

Donations/Sponsors

Saturday,
May 11 2019

8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Columbia Springs,
Vancouver

Clark

Kids Fishing Festival

Youths ages 5-14

Columbia Springs

Registration online

Kids Fishing Festival Flyer


Would you like your nonprofit youth fishing event listed here?   
For consideration, please email details on date, participation, etc. to  Bruce.Baker@dfw.wa.gov