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Two members of Get Hooked foundation posing with a young angler holding a fish.

Fish Tacoma!
Free kids fishing event at Wapato Lake

May 30 Update:
Thank you to everyone who pre-registered for this event! We are now at maximum capacity. To find another event in your area, please visit our Youth Fishing Event Calendar.

We are still looking for volunteers for the Fish Tacoma event.
To sign up, please complete the volunteer registration form.


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is partnering with the Get Hooked Foundation and Metro Parks Tacoma to host a family-friendly event to teach youth the basics of fishing and the importance of conservation.

The event will give kids the opportunity to:

  • Learn to tie basic fishing knots
  • Practice casting
  • Fish for rainbow trout from the park's new fishing docks
  • Learn how to protect fish and wildlife in Washington
  • Meet fish and wildlife police officers
  • Learn about water safety
  • Talk with local Tacoma groups and businesses