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Family Fishing Events – May 5 through June 23

Posted April 23, 2018

During Arizona Game and Fish Department free fishing clinics, loaner rods are provided, bait is free, and no license is required to those who register during event hours.

Unplug kids and get them hooked on fishing!

For more information on the following events, please contact the Sport Fishing Education Program at (623) 236-7240.

 


 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 5

Free Family and Community Fishing Event. 8 a.m. – noon. Woodland Lake Park in Pinetop-Lakeside

Details: The Arizona Game and Fish Department along with the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside will host a free fishing clinic. The lake is scheduled to be stocked with trout just prior to the clinic, so the fishing should be good.

Arizona Game and Fish will have a limited number of fishing poles, tackle and bait available for public use during the clinic. This is a great opportunity to come out to Woodland Lake and learn how to fish. No preregistration is necessary.

Contact: Call Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Pinetop Regional Office at 928-532-3680 for more information.

Saturday, June 2

Free Fishing Day! 8 a.m. – noon. Goldwater Lake, 2900 S. Goldwater Lake Rd. Prescott, Ariz., 86303

Details: As part of the National Free Fishing Day, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is planning a day of free fishing for the whole family. The Arizona Game & Fish Department Sport Fishing Education Program staff and volunteer instructors will be on hand to assist anglers. Bait will be provided and loaner rods will be available for those participants who sign in at the Game and Fish booth. This is a great time to bring the kids out for a nice day of fishing.

Contact: For more information please call the Sport Fishing Education Program at (623) 236-7240.

Saturday, June 9

National Get Outdoors Day. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Parker Canyon Lake Off of AZ-83, Cochise County, Ariz., 85611

Details: National Get Outdoors Day is a chance for families to experience a variety of outdoor recreation activities. As part of the National Get Outdoors Day, the Arizona Game and Fish Department is planning a morning of free fishing for the whole family. The AZGFD Sport Fishing Education Program staff and volunteer instructors will be on hand to assist anglers. Bait and loaner rods will be available for participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. The event is free and no fishing licenses are required during the planned hours of the event, for those who register at the Game & Fish booth. This is a great time to bring the kids out for a nice day of fishing!

Contact: For more information please call the Tucson Office of the Arizona Game and Fish Department at 520-628-5376 or the Sport Fishing Education Program at (623) 236-7240.

Saturday, June 23

9th annual Kids Fishing Derby. 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Fool Hollow Lake in Show Low.

Details: The Arizona Game and Fish Department along with the City of Show Low will team up with Hatch Toyota. Registration starts at 6 a.m. Arizona Game and Fish will have a limited number of fishing poles, tackle, and bait available to borrow during the event. No fishing license is required during event hours when registered for the derby. Johnny Johnson will again be the official weigh master of the event. Prizes will be given to kids up to 16 years old catching the largest fish for their age group.

Contact: Call Hatch Toyota at 928-537-5755 or Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Pinetop Regional Office at 928-532-3680 for more information.

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