Free Day Program for Small Groups


​Cindy Etgen
Aquatic Resource Education
Chesapeake and Coastal Service
MD Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Ave., E-2
Annapolis, MD 21401


Free Day Program for Small Groups


This Program is Designed for Children Ages 8-15

boys fishing off a dockMaryland DNR conducts free mini sessions of the "Hooked on Fishing" program for community and youth groups upon request.

This program is offered Tuesdays through Thursdays.

DNR staff will provide fishing equipment and instruction to small groups (maximum size of 20 students per session).

A local fishing site will be determined. Groups supply their own bait and transportation. Adult leaders must accompany the group.

Participants learn how to set up a rod including knot tying and attaching tackle.

Casting practice, angler ethics, catch and release, and safety will be covered before fishing.

A typical session lasts 1.5-3 hours. Session length can be adjusted to fit the availability of the group.


girls fishing off a dock 

Children of all ability levels are welcome.

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