Angler Education


Free Fishing Programs for Youth Groups

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Resources Education Program conducts FREE mini sessions of the "Hooked on Fishing" program for community and youth groups.

  • Aquatic Resources Education Staff will provide fishing equipment and instruction to small groups with maximum size of 20 students per session.
  • This program is designed for children ages 8-15.
  • A local fishing site will be determined. Groups supply their own bait and transportation. Adult leaders must accompany the group.
  • Casting practice, angler ethics, catch and release, fish identification and safety will be covered before fishing.
  • A typical session lasts 1.5-3 hours. Session length can be adjusted to fit the needs and availability of the group.
  • Children of all ability and experience levels are welcome.

Information and resources to help plan your day fishing experience:

Please complete this Program Request Form to schedule your Hooked on Fishing Program.



Chelsea Miller

Aquatic Resources Education

Chesapeake and Coastal Service

MD Department of Natural Resources

580 Taylor Ave., E-2

Annapolis, MD 21401


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