Cancelled - Children's Fishing Day

June 27, 2020
Kids fishing along a pool side by Brad Von Blon/USFWS. Catch the excitement and join us for Children's Fishing Day! Celebrating 31 years of connecting kids and their families with the joy of fishing. The Seney National Wildlife Refuge, in cooperation with the Seney Natural History Association, invites you to participate. We kick off the morning with fishing! Sign in at the visitor center then try your hand fishing one of our open pools or streams. Volunteers are available to measure your catch for our big fish contest. If you don't have gear or fishing experience don't worry. We have gear and bait you can use and the expertise to help you learn to fish. Had your fill of fishing? Head to the visitor center where we will have crafts, games, and activities followed by a fish dinner, award ceremony, and prizes.

Event Details

On the day of the event young anglers are required to register at the visitor center before fishing. Fish entries will be accepted between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the visitor center. Fishing stations will be set up along the Refuge’s Fishing Loop. A limited amount of fishing poles and bait are available for participants to use at these stations. Fishing is allowed from the shore along designated fishing pools and show pools. Lead sinkers/tackle are not allowed.

Activities and games for the whole family begin at 12:00 p.m. in the visitor center and include arts and crafts, games, and activities. Certificates will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners for largest perch and pike in four age categories. Prizes, provided by local businesses, will be awarded by random drawing. A complimentary fish dinner for all participants and their families will be held at 3:00 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony.