The National Forests in North Carolina will sponsor a series of “Kids Fishing Days” this spring

ASHEVILLE, NC (April 26, 2019) — The National Forests of North Carolina will sponsor a series of “Kids Fishing Days” on each ranger district to teach kids about fishing. The first event open to the public is on May 11.

These annual events allow children ages 15 years and younger to fish for free, although some events are extremely popular and may adjust age and creel limits or stagger fishing time to insure participant safety. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No experience is needed to participate.

Volunteers and employees from the U.S. Forest Service and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will provide free fishing assistance and loaned equipment. Participants may also bring their own equipment. Kids will be educated on how to use a rod and reel, as well as how to bait a hook. No fishing license is required at this event. A free lunch will be provided to all participants.

This fishing event allows families and friends to share fun, quality time together while learning about one of our nation’s favorite pastimes – fishing.

Kids Fishing Events:

  • May 11 at 9:00 am – Boone Fork Pond on the Grandfather District, Contact: Matt Eldridge (828-652-2144 or