Fishing Events

​This calendar promotes DNR-supported public fishing events in Maryland.

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Fishing Event Assistance



If you would like support from the department and/or promotion of your event, please contact​
You will then receive an electronic request form. Specify the nature of the assistance needed in the form. In some cases, we can provide staff support or loaner fishing tackle.​

Youth Fishing Rodeos

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Youth fishing rodeos are a great way to introduce a child to fishing - even if you have never been fishing yourself. Fishing rodeos are typically held at small ponds or lakes and are aimed at helping beginners successfully catch a fish.

Fishing and Boating Services partners with community organizations through our Youth Fishing Rodeo Program. Events are sponsored by a wide variety of community and non-profit organizations and the department works with these organizations to provide support and assistance. Rodeos are held throughout the state between March and October and are generally open to participants from 3 to 15 years of age. Each year, thousands of children get their first fishing experience at a rodeo event and event organizers work hard to make sure all the children have a fun and exciting time. Most events provide bait or fishing gear and have volunteers on hand to help the kids learn to fish. Others even add food and prizes to make the day one they won't soon forget.

To request assistance with a youth fishing rodeo, please email​ to receive an electronic request form.  

For more information on youth fishing rodeos, please contact​.