MD DNR Fisheries Service partners with local community organizations to introduce children to fishing at youth fishing rodeos in order to:
Youth fishing rodeos are a great way to introduce a child to fishing - even if you have never been fishing yourself. Fishing rodeos are typically held at small ponds or lakes and are aimed at helping beginners successfully catch a fish.
Maryland DNR Fisheries partners with community organizations through our Youth Fishing Rodeo Program. Events are sponsored by a wide variety of community and non-profit organizations and Fisheries works with these organizations to provide support and assistance. Rodeos are held throughout the state between March and October and are generally open to participants from 3 to 12 years of age. Each year, thousands of children get their first fishing experience at a rodeo event and event organizers work hard to make sure all the children have a fun and exciting time. Most events provide bait or fishing gear and have volunteers on hand to help the kids learn to fish. Others even add food and prizes to make the day one they won't soon forget.
If you are interested in introducing your child to fishing at a youth fishing rodeo, click here for a list of upcoming events (Updated 4/12/2016):
2016 Fishing Rodeo Schedule.
If your organization is interested in sponsoring a youth rodeo event and would like to request support or assistance through Maryland DNR's Youth Rodeo Feel free to contact our Youth Rodeo Program Coordinator:
Youth Fishing Rodeo Program Coordinator
Albert Powell State Fish Hatchery
20901 Fish Hatchery Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301- 791-4736 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth fishing rodeos are a great way to introduce a child to fishing and MD DNR is proud to partner with a wide variety of community organizations to provide children with a positive fishing experience which inspires and excites them. Here are a few helpful tips to consider when planning your event:
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