It’s almost summer! Know a kid who’d like to learn to fish? DNREC’s “Take a Kid Fishing!” program, part of Delaware’s Children in Nature Initiative, teaches fundamental fishing skills and conservation concepts. This free event is for kids ages 6 through 15 and is sponsored by the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife through its Aquatic Resources Education program.
- activity stations and prizes
- equipment is provided
- pack a picnic lunch
- pre-registration is required!
- To register, or if you would like to volunteer (no special knowledge needed), email Mary Rivera at email@example.com.
“Take a Kid Fishing!” sites and dates:
Wednesday, June 22nd 9am to noon at the Aquatic Resources Education Center in Smyrna
Saturday, July 2nd 10am to 1pm at Redden State Forest in Georgetown
Grandparents, parents or others age 16 and older who wish to fish with participants on “Take a Kid Fishing!” days must have a current Delaware fishing license. 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 so choose to help support fisheries management efforts.
Both resident and non-resident anglers age 16 and older also are required to obtain 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.
Delaware fishing licenses are sold online, at the licensing desk in DNREC’s Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, and by license agents statewide. To find a participating agent, or to purchase a license online, visit Delaware Licenses. For additional information on Delaware fishing licenses, call 302-739-9918.