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Take a Friend Fishing
Take a Friend Fishing


Man in sunglasses shows teenager how to fly-fish. Both are wearing waders.

Take a Friend Fishing, Hook Great Prizes

For the second consecutive year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and our partner Colorado fishing companies are encouraging anglers to take a friend fishing. As a reward for sharing your expertise and love of fishing, we’ve created a contest for mentors who take the time to pass on their knowledge.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds anglers that it is up to you to recreate responsibly. Plan to research and understand any specific guidance, ordinances and restrictions in place for your favorite fishing spots - know before you go.

Take a beginner angler out and be entered to win some great prizes by submitting a photograph and brief story of your time on the water. Submissions will be judged by their ability to inspire.

Share a brief story and your best photo taken while mentoring an angler. 

  • Mentor and mentee must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Contest participants must follow all applicable Colorado fishing regulations. 
  • Mentor must have had a Colorado fishing license before the start of the contest.

Prize information coming soon.

See the official rules​.