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!
America's fisheries are among the world's richest in abundance and diversity. Fish and Aquatic Conservation works to conserve, restore, and enhance aquatic habitats using a wide range of tools.Learn More
Find a hatchery near you with public fishing access. While most hatcheries have annual fishing events, not all have public fishing access available.Learn More
It's also a great way to spend quality time outdoors with family and friends. Whether a first-timer or someone that's not fished in years, we're providing some basic information to help get you started.
Let’s Go Fishing! is part of the National Park Service’s popular Junior Ranger program. A great opportunity to teach young people about fishing and conservation through participation.