Fish and Aquatic Conservation


Let's Go Fishing. Catch the Fun!



Fishing. One of America’s favorite outdoor pastimes. People fish for many reasons: spending time and creating memories with family and friends, enjoying the challenge of catching a fish, being outdoors and near water, or for many, just soaking in some quiet solitude. Whatever your reason, whether you’re a longtime angler or a newcomer, we can help you learn more about fishing and the fish you might catch .

Your next fishing adventure could be at a National Fish Hatchery that offers public fishing access!


two men and boy fishing off of a pier

We Make Fishing Better

Take a look at the many ways Fish and Aquatic Conservation makes fishing better for you.

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father and son fishing at Dworshak National Fish Hatchery

Fishing on a National Fish Hatchery

Find a hatchery near you with public fishing access. While most hatcheries have annual fishing events, not all have public fishing access available.

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Three men sitting by the lake fishing

Fishing License Information

You can purchase your fishing license online and review your state’s fishing rules and regulations.

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photo of a largemouth bass

Freshwater Fish of America

Learn about the life cycle and cool facts of 42 species.

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fishing poles lined up

Aquatic Conservation and Education

See what we have to offer at our facilities and explore our education products and programs.

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