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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

Events

Learn to fish at Staunton State Park
Thursday, July 18

Learn to fish at Staunton State Park with CPW staff and volunteers. All equipment will be provided if you don't have your own. Clinic will be held at the Davis Ponds, no registration necessary, just drop by and give fishing a try anytime between 10am and 2pm. Park pass fees apply and fishing licenses are required for anyone 16 or older.

Fly Fishing Basics at Mueller
Thursday, July 18

Learn how to fly fish and how it’s different from other styles like bait fishing, trolling and spinning. This program will start at the Visitor Center but will move to the nearby Rainbow Valley Fishing Club. Equipment will be provided. Meet at the Visitor Center. Kids ages 8+ are usually best able to use a fly rod safely.

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.