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Carson NFH Annual Kids Fishing Day Returns With a Resounding 'Fish On!'

A young junior angler
The Carson National Fish Hatchery hosted its 19th annual Kid’s Fishing Day on September 8, 2018. Had it not been cancelled the previous year due to forest fires, this year would have marked the event's 20th anniversary. The hatchery traditionally hosts Kids Fishing Day--which is open to the public--in early September, so make sure to check back in September 2019 for this anniversary event!


A participant in the 2018 annual Carson Kids Fishing Day.
Photo: Cheri Anderson/USFWS


This year over 180 kids registered to fish, with a total of about 350 people visiting the hatchery. It was another great year, with kids fishing for banner sized rainbow trout, courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's Goldendale State Hatchery, and hot dogs donated and cooked by Rock Cove Assisted Living. Our partners at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sponsor a Water Safety booth and we showcase our own Migration -- Links to the Sea mini golf course. It was a fabulous day with smiles all around!
The day prior we get the hatchery's adult holding pond ready to go by hosting our annual Disabled Fishing Day where groups from the Rock Cove Assisted Living community in Stevenson, WA and New Hope Farm group home from Goldendale, WA come out for a day of fishing. This heartwarming day is not to be missed-- the excitement is infectious! These folks look forward to this event all year, making it complete with a BBQ lunch where they cook up the fish they just caught!!

A Carson NFH Disabled Fishing Day participant tries her hand at landing a fish.
Photo: Cheri Anderson/USFWS

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Last Updated: October 31, 2018
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