Discover Nature - Fishing

Free Hands-on Instruction

Fishing is a great way for everyone to have fun outdoors, learn about conservation, and make happy memories together. Our Discover Nature — Fishing Program helps Missourians gain the skills and confidence to go fishing on their own.

  • Classes are free.
  • No special equipment needed — we’ll provide all the gear.

More advanced classes can be found on the list below and on the Fishing Events page.

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Fishing Classes

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Register by October 1

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Brookfield City Lake

Equipment Provided
MASKS RECOMMENDED
ONLY 10 Participants
ALL Attendees MUST REGISTER


Register by October 5

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Brickyard Hill Conservation Area (Charity Lake)

Equipment Provided
MASKS RECOMMENDED
ONLY 10 Participants
ALL Attendees MUST REGISTER


Register by October 7

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Brickyard Hill Conservation Area (Charity Lake)

Equipment Provided
MASKS RECOMMENDED
ONLY 10 Participants
ALL Attendees MUST REGISTER


Register by October 13

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Ronald and Maude Hartell Conservation Area

Equipment Provided
MASKS RECOMMENDED
ONLY 10 Participants
ALL Attendees MUST REGISTER


Register by October 15

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Ronald and Maude Hartell Conservation Area

Equipment Provided
MASKS RECOMMENDED
ONLY 10 Participants
ALL Attendees MUST REGISTER


Register by October 4

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: MDC Sedalia Office

Participants will be making a Balsa crankbait at location of their choice through the convenience of Web-Ex programming. Materials and instructions will be sent to you prior to the on-line clinic. Some additional supplies will be needed. A list will be included in the packet. To participate in this clinic a device with internet capabilities to run the Web-Ex application is necessary .


Register by October 30

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Burr Oak Woods W. Robert Aylward Education Pond

Fish or Treat - Halloween Fishing for Families

Everyone is welcome, wear your Halloween costume if you like and spend a little family time fishing this Halloween. Of course everyone gets to fish but we'll also have fishing themed games and prizes for biggest fish of the day and scariest costume. We'll also have a bonfire where you can warm up if you get chilly.

Rods, tackle, bait and fishing coaches will be provided.

Fishing permit are NOT required to fish during this event.

Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please be sure to register each participant who will be attending separately. Contact the instructor if you need any assistance with registration.


Register by November 16

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: MDC Sedalia Office

Participants will be making a Balsa crankbait at location of their choice through the convenience of Web-Ex programming. Materials and instructions will be sent to you prior to the on-line clinic. Some additional supplies will be needed. A list will be included in the packet. To participate in this clinic a device with internet capabilities to run the Web-Ex application is necessary .