DNREC’s ‘Take a Kid Fishing!’ Program Announced

Dover – Do you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and delight in having the opportunity to catch a fish? DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife invites budding anglers age 6 through 15 to come out and learn to fish with a parent/guardian on three upcoming “Take a Kid Fishing!” dates.

“Take a Kid Fishing!” events will be held on the following dates:

9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, June 21, Aquatic Resources Education Center, Smyrna
5-7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 13, Silver Lake Park, Dover
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, July 15, Redden State Forest, Georgetown

To ensure enough supplies are on hand for these free programs, pre-registration is required. To pre-register for “Take a Kid Fishing!”, or for more information about the program or about volunteering as an instructor, please email Mary Rivera at [email protected].

“Take a Kid Fishing!” teaches young people fundamental fishing skills and conservation concepts including catch-and-release. Along with the angling experience, these free-admission fishing days also feature activity stations and prizes. Fishing equipment is provided, but participants may want to pack a picnic.

Grandparents, parents, or others age 16 and older who wish to fish with “Take a Kid Fishing!” participants must have a current Delaware fishing license and a Delaware Fisherman Information Network (FIN) number. The free number is included as part of a Delaware fishing license purchase. License-exempt anglers, including Delaware residents 65 and older, may visit www.delaware-fin.com or call 800-432-9228 toll-free to obtain their free FIN number.

A resident annual Delaware recreational fishing license, which covers fresh and tidal waters as well as crabbing and clamming, costs $8.50 for ages 16 through 64. Persons under the age of 16 and residents age 65 and older are not required to purchase fishing licenses in Delaware, although exempt persons may purchase fishing licenses if they choose to help support fisheries management efforts. Delaware fishing licenses are sold online, at the licensing desk in DNREC’s Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901, and by license agents statewide. To find a participating agent, or to purchase a license online, visit Delaware Licenses. For more information on Delaware fishing licenses, call 302-739-9918.

For more information on fishing in Delaware, click on the 2017 Delaware Fishing Guide. The guide also is available in printed form at DNREC’s Dover licensing desk, and from license agents throughout the state.

“Take a Kid Fishing!” is sponsored by the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Aquatic Resources Education Center, with host sites provided by DNREC’s Divisions of Fish & Wildlife and Parks & Recreation, the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and the City of Dover Parks and Recreation. Some of the fishing tackle for these events has been donated by Cabela’s at Christiana Mall.

Source:  DNREC

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