Sign In
Learn to Fish
Learn to Fish
family fishing

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Equipment guideHow 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


Fly Fishing
Wednesday, May 25

Learn the basics of fly-fishing with Volunteer Craig. For 8 years and up. All equipment provided.

Fly Fishing 101
Monday, May 30

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 of flies.

Safe Summer Kick Off
Saturday, June 4

CPW, SouthWest Denver Coalition, and Get Outdoors Day Colorado and are joining forces to host Safe Summer Kick Off on Get Outdoors Day (SSKO GO), Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Garfield Lake Park from 10am to 3pm. This free, family-friendly event is designed to promote access to healthy and safe outdoor spaces, support under-resourced communities, and celebrate nature exploration.

State Forest- Moose Festival!
Saturday, August 13

Join us for a day of fun at our annual celebration of the moose! Activities include a scavenger hunt, hay ride, craft activities for kids, prize giveaways and fishing pole casting lessons. Presentations throughout the day will offer information about moose biology, history of moose in North Park, and demonstrations on how biologists transplant and track moose.

Ladies Night Out - Fly-fishing Workshop
Wednesday, August 17

The Ladies Night Out events are focused on women outreach and will provide a bit more time for participants to meet each other. This Fly-fishing Skills Clinic targets new anglers interested in fly-fishing.

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.