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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​How To Get Started Fishing​

Go fishing by yourself, with friends, or with the whole family. Make some great memories, or even start a fun summer tradition!

Spending time in nature is not only good for your health and your soul. Relaxing times by a gurgling brook or whispering stream or placid lake can also create wonderful and lasting bonds with children. Best of all, taking kids fishing need not be expensive, nor require a lot of time or a long drive. 

​Getting started isn’t complicated. Follow our basic equipment guide and you’ll be hooked before you know it! ​For bag & possession limits, fee information, educational videos and much more, view the fishi​ng b​rochure​.​

 Fishing Calendar


Ladies Night Out Fly Fishing 101 at Barr Lake State Park
Wednesday, April 17

Hey ladies, have you wanted to learn to fly fish? In this ladies-only, hands-on workshop, you will learn about fly fishing equipment, basic casting, knots, and fly selection.

Fly Fishing 101
Saturday, April 27

Ever wanted to give fly fishing a try but didn't know where to start? Are you new to fly fishing and looking for some tips to help you catch more fish? Then, this is the class for you! Learn all the basics from rod/reel set up, basic knots, casting, presentations, and types or flies.

Visit the CPW Calendar for a complete list of fishing events.

 How to Release a Trout Safely

 Bait-Fishing Basics

For more fishing tips, visit the How To videos page.