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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

Events

State Forest Moose Festival
Saturday, August 15

Join us for a day of fun at our annual celebration of Moose. Activities include a scavenger hunt, hay ride, craft activities for kids, prize giveaways and fishing pole casting lesson. Presentations throughout the day will offer information about moose biology, history of moose in North Park and demonstrate how biologists transplant and track moose. Moose Visitor Center - 10am-4pm. For more information: check Facebook.com/stateforestcpw/ or call (970) 723-8366.

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.