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A colorful trout in hand with a smiling angler in the background.
Information icon Beautiful rainbow trout. Photo by Cale Bruckner, CC BY-NC 2.0.

Upcoming events

  • A man casting his rod from the bank of a creek
    Information icon Morning fly fishing. Photo by , CC-BY-NC-ND.

    August fly fishing clinic

    August 10, 2019 10:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Sessions

    • Morning session: casting technique, 10:00 - 12:00 CDT
    • Afternoon session: fishing the creek, 1:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Description Join professional volunteer fly fisherman, Mark Lamberth, for a free, basic instruction of fly fishing open to anyone ages 8+. Mark has over 50 years of experience fly fishing in over 42 states with loads of enthusiasm to share. The morning session will cover beginning casting. In the afternoon, particpants will begin fishing the creek. Location Meet at the Wolf Creek NFH visitor center at least 15 minutes before the session.  Learn more...

  • A few dozen male veterans showing off their catch.
    Information icon Participants from the 2018 Wounded Warriors fishing derby. Photo USFWS.

    2019 Wounded Warriors fishing derby

    September 11, 2019 06:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Description Veterans who have suffered injuries related to their service are invited to the 8th Annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Event! Lunch provided. Fishing licenses and trout stamps required. State fishing regulations apply. Download the registration form. 6:00am - 10:30am CST Striper fishing on Lake Cumberland (equipment provided) 12:00pm 3:00pm CST Trout fishing on Hatchery Creek or the Cumberland (bring your own gear) Registration Must pre-register by August 23rd. Submit registration form via email or postal mail to address listed below.  Learn more...

  • An instructor works one-on-one with a a young boy
    Information icon A junior gets some one-on-one fly fishing instruction. Photo by USFWS.

    September fly fishing clinic

    September 14, 2019 10:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Sessions

    • Morning session: casting technique, 10:00 - 12:00 CDT
    • Afternoon session: fishing the creek, 1:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Description Join professional volunteer fly fisherman, Mark Lamberth, for a free, basic instruction of fly fishing open to anyone ages 8+. Mark has over 50 years of experience fly fishing in over 42 states with loads of enthusiasm to share. The morning session will cover beginning casting. In the afternoon, particpants will begin fishing the creek. Location Meet at the Wolf Creek NFH visitor center at least 15 minutes before the session.  Learn more...

  • A senior smiles as she holds a fishing rod in Hatchery Creek.
    Information icon A participant at the 2017 Catch a Smile senior fishing derby. Photo by USFWS.

    2019 Catch a smile senior fishing derby

    September 24, 2019 09:00 - 12:00 CDT

    Description Come out and join us for a fun day of trout fishing at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! The 12th annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby is a free fishing event for those 62 years and older. The event includes complimentary lunch and door prize drawing! Location Hatchery Creek at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Registration Registration will take place the day of the event at 8:00am CST.  Learn more...

  • A group of students gathers around an instructor on the bank of a creek.
    Information icon Participants watch as instructor shows how to trace the fly in the current. Photo by Ashley Buffington, USFWS.

    October fly fishing clinic

    October 12, 2019 10:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Sessions

    • Morning session: casting technique, 10:00 - 12:00 CDT
    • Afternoon session: fishing the creek, 1:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Afternoon session: 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. CDT Description Join professional volunteer fly fisherman, Mark Lamberth, for a free, basic instruction of fly fishing open to anyone ages 8+. Mark has over 50 years of experience fly fishing in over 42 states with loads of enthusiasm to share. The morning session will cover beginning casting. In the afternoon, particpants will begin fishing the creek. Location Meet at the Wolf Creek NFH visitor center at least 15 minutes before the session.  Learn more...

  • A fly fishermans tackle box
    Information icon Fly fishing tackle. Photo by USFWS.

    November fly fishing clinic

    November 9, 2019 10:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Sessions

    • Morning session: casting technique, 10:00 - 12:00 CDT
    • Afternoon session: fishing the creek, 1:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Description Join professional volunteer fly fisherman, Mark Lamberth, for a free, basic instruction of fly fishing open to anyone ages 8+. Mark has over 50 years of experience fly fishing in over 42 states with loads of enthusiasm to share. The morning session will cover beginning casting. In the afternoon, particpants will begin fishing the creek. Location Meet at the Wolf Creek NFH visitor center at least 15 minutes before the session.  Learn more...

  • A group of students casting rods from the shore
    Information icon Participants try their hand at casting from a stream bank. Photo by USFWS.

    December fly fishing clinic

    December 14, 2019 10:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Sessions

    • Morning session: casting technique, 10:00 - 12:00 CDT
    • Afternoon session: fishing the creek, 1:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Description Join professional volunteer fly fisherman, Mark Lamberth, for a free, basic instruction of fly fishing open to anyone ages 8+. Mark has over 50 years of experience fly fishing in over 42 states with loads of enthusiasm to share. The morning session will cover beginning casting. In the afternoon, particpants will begin fishing the creek. Location Meet at the Wolf Creek NFH visitor center at least 15 minutes before the session.  Learn more...

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