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Loaner Equipment Program

Photo of suppliesThe 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.

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.

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Casting Kit

A 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 or borrowing this equipment. 

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Environmental Literacy

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  • Indicates that the program is now aligned with Marylandís new Environmental Literacy Standards!


  • Martha Shaum
    Hooked on Fishing
    Aquatic Resource Education
    MD Department of Natural Resources
    580 Taylor Ave., E-2
    Annapolis, MD 21401