Got a budding fisherman, aged 6-15? Thanks to DNREC’s Aquatic Resource Education Center and Delaware State Parks, your child and a parent/guardian can cast a line for free (park admission not included) on Take a Kid Fishing! days.
Take a Kid Fishing! days feature activity stations and prizes, and fishing equipment is provided as staff teach fundamental fishing skills and conservation.
Pack a lunch and head on out:
10 a.m. – 1 p.m., March 24 – Cattail Pond, White Clay Creek State Park
10 a.m. – 1 p.m., May 5 – Lums Pond State Park, Bear
10 a.m. – 1 p.m., May 12 – Killens Pond State Park, Felton
10 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 2 – Aquatic Resource Education Center in Smyrna
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., June 16 – Father’s Day Fishing at Wilmington State Parks (Brandywine Park)
- Delaware State Parks entrance fees are in effect: for each vehicle, $3 with Delaware tags and $6 with out-of-state tags.
- Pre-registration is required: call Tess Belcher at 302-735-8656 or email Theresa.Belcher@state.de.us.
This program is part of Delaware’s Children in Nature Initiative, a statewide effort to improve environmental literacy in Delaware, create opportunities for children to participate in enriching outdoor experiences, combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles. Delaware’s multi-agency initiative, which partners state and federal agencies with community organizations, is in conjunction with the national No Child Left Inside program.