The National Forests of North Carolina will sponsor a series of "Kids Fishing Days" on each ranger district to teach kids about fishing. The first event open to the public is on May 19.
These annual events allow children ages 15 years and younger to fish for free, although some events are extremely popular and may adjust age and creel limits or stagger fishing time to insure participant safety. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No experience is needed to participate.
Volunteers and employees from the U.S. Forest Service and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will provide free fishing assistance and loaned equipment. Kids will be educated on how to use a rod and reel, as well as how to bait a hook. No fishing license is required at this event. A free lunch will be provided to all participants.
This fishing event allows families and friends to share fun, quality time together while learning about one of our nation's favorite pastimes - fishing.
Kids Fishing Events:
NOTE: These events are unrelated to the Kid's Fishing Day sponsored by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Fishing Day. See note below about the rescheduled date for that event.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Kid’s Fishing Day has been postponed until Saturday, April 14, due to inclement weather in the forecast for this Saturday.
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