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Family Fishing Day- Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

  • When: Saturday, March 3, 2018,  8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 7922 NW 71st Street, Gainesville FL 32653
  • Cost: free

The University of Florida's Fishing for Success program would like to especially invite all law enforcement officers and staff (and their families) to this Family Fishing Day. We will have fishing-related gifts for the officers and law enforcement staff who attend. Fishing for Success hosts monthly events (March-November) that provide families the opportunity to fish together in a safe and fun setting at the 6 heavily stocked "catching ponds" on the grounds of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  Anglers can expect to catch bream (bluegill, red-ear sunfish, warmouth), largemouth bass, and channel catfish up to 10 lbs. Volunteers are on hand to help with baiting hooks and releasing fish.   No need to RSVP for events unless your group has more than 10 people. We offer a railed fishing deck, with two handicapped accessible ramps for those with disabilities who enjoy the thrill of fresh water fishing! Come for a morning of fun, family-oriented, fresh-water fishing. We have loaner poles and bait (cut up hotdogs and beef liver) available, but everyone is welcome to bring their own equipment and bait.

  • Flier: Family Fishing Days 2017.pdf
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  • Category: Family Fun, Ongoing Programs, Special Needs, Free

In an effort to support our program, we are collecting aluminum cans and used printer toner cartridges for recycling. If you could save and bring your cans and used cartridges, we would greatly appreciate it!