Family Fishing Day

  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2018,  8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 7922 NW 71st Street, Gainesville FL 32653
  • Cost: free

Fishing for Success hosts monthly events 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. As always, all family members, including those with disabilities, are encouraged to participate!   Volunteers are on hand to help with baiting hooks and releasing fish.   Participants are welcome to bring and use their personal equipment/bait or use any program resources offered. No need to RSVP for events unless your group has more than 10 people.
If you could bring your empty aluminum cans and used printer cartridges, we would greatly appreciate them! We will recycle them and use the money for bait and tackle.
The Saturday September 15th event is our “Aquatic Education Day”! We will have displays of live critters and plants that occur in our ponds. Come on by and hold a water scorpion, baby dragonfly, crawfish, giant water bug, or a variety of other creepy crawly critters!!! Staff will be present to talk about the animals and plants. We will also have dipnets and pans available, along with help, so that budding biologists will have a chance to collect critters from our dipping ponds.

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