Passport to Fishing

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The Passport to Fishing program provides skills, techniques and information that allows any beginning angler to start fishing in their own community. The program consists of four stations that are 15 to 20 minutes in length. The stations include: casting, fishing knots and rigging, fish habitat and handling, and local information. The program focuses on hands-on participation and a strong conservation message. Participants will then apply what they have learned by fishing in the Boettler Park Pond. This program is for youth 6-15 years old. First time participants will receive a rod and reel (based upon availability); bait will be provided.

This program is free and is sponsored by Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Instructors are certified by the Division of Wildlife. Passport to Fishing is held at Boettler Park Pavilion and Boettler Park Pond located at 5300 Massillon Road in the front of the park 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Meeting location is Boettler Park Pavilion. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult; adult participation is encouraged. Preregistration is required; space is limited.

This is a free program.

First Session - 2017 Dates coming soon!

Second Session - 2017 Dates coming soon!

Passport to Fishing