Kids who have never been fishing before can fish for free at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Georgia throughout the month of June. The Fairgrounds is also home to the headquarters of the Go Fish Georgia initiative launched by former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.
Georgia National Fairgrounds- Fishing for Children Event
Kids Fishing Event
Sun, 06/01/2014 – Mon, 06/30/2014
Georgia Agricenter, Perry, GA
Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter
From I-75 turn east at exit135. Go through traffic light, Agricenter on right.
No one over 16 years of age allowed to fish.
Fishing together with your child can build some powerful memories. Research shows that most people are introduced to fishing by a family member, and most consider a family member to be their best fishing friend.
Not an experienced angler? No problem. There are plenty of on-site volunteers providing fishing assistance at any of the many statewide kids fishing events scheduled this spring and summer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
“Many youth will experience, often for the first time, the joys of fishing at a kids fishing event,” says John Biagi, chief of fisheries management. “They take place in locations where they are likely to catch fish and are surrounded by people with like-minded interests, which help reinforce the positive experience.”
Kids fishing events are sponsored across the state and provide fishing lessons to both children (under age 16) and parents from knowledgeable instructors. The Wildlife Resources Division co-sponsors most events by providing channel catfish and trout to improve fishing, educational materials for participants and guidance for sponsors.
How do you find more information or local events? Visit www.georgiawildlife.com/fishing/kids-fishing. Here you will find tips on fishing with kids, recommended places to go fish with children, a “kid’s first fish certificate,” and a link to a calendar where you can find local events.
For more information on fishing in Georgia, visit www.gofishgeorgia.com/fishing .
FREE FISHING DAYS: In the spirit of introducing new family members or friends to the sport of angling, Georgia offers two free fishing days during this special week – Saturday, June 7 and Saturday, June 14, 2014. On these days, Georgia residents do not need a fishing license or a trout license in order to fish. Residents can fish on any public waters in the state including lakes, streams, ponds and public fishing areas. Plus, residents do not need to obtain a wildlife management area license to fish on a public fishing area or on Waters Creek on these two free fishing days.