Kids Fishing Days


A young girl and her dad show off a great catch.
Conservation makes Missouri a great place to fish for more than 1.1 million anglers and is a fun family activity and tradition for many.

Fishing helps kids discover nature and conserve it, too. Help the kids (up to age 15) in your life get hooked on the thrill of fishing. Bring them to a Kids Fishing Days program scheduled at a conservation area or participating location near you.

Kids Fishing Days events are designed to help families and youth groups learn about fish, fish habitat, and fishing techniques. Each program event provides fishing equipment and instruction. All you have to do is bring your kids and plenty of energy!

Check the events calendar below for Kids Fishing Days events scheduled around the state.

Kids Fishing Day Events

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 6:30am to 8:15pm

Location: Bennett Spring Fish Hatchery

Annual Kid's Free Fishing Day at Bennett Spring State Park. For Additional Information please contact Ben Havens at or call the hatchery at 417-532-4418

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 6:30am to 8:15am

Location: Maramec Spring Hatchery

Fishing Classes

Register by June 11

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 9:00am to Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 12:00pm

Location: Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

Graduate from DNF Camp by attending all 4 Lessons. Equipment is provided.