​Cindy Etgen
Aquatic Resource Education
Chesapeake and Coastal Service
MD Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Ave., E-2
Annapolis, MD 21401


Loaner Equipment Program

​The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has a limited amount of fishing related equipment available to loan to organizations. Summer camps, scout troops, 4-H clubs, Y.M.C.A.s and other education-based organizations are eligible to borrow equipment for free. It is the sole responsibility of the sponsoring organization to pick up, properly maintain, and drop off the equipment. fishingrods.jpg

Rods, Reels, & Tackle

Rods with spincasting reels and terminal tackle (bobbers, hooks, sinker) are available.

Casting plugs can be borrowed upon request.

Fishing equipment for derbies and events is available on a limited basis.

Call to reserve equipment at least two months or more prior to the event.

Casting Kit

a tackle box filled with casting plugs and targetsA tackle box filled with casting plugs and casting targets (Backyard Bass) make any casting contest fun.

Try to "hook" and reel in a stationary plastic fish to demonstrate accuracy in casting.

This kit includes suggestions for hosting a casting contest.

There is no fee charged for borrowing this equipment. 



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