Each year, the first weekend of June is designated as Free Fishing Weekend in Iowa. This weekend allows all Iowa residents to fish without a license or trout fee. Join Naturalist Faith to learn fish identification, rules and regulations and fishing techniques. Then participants will get the opportunity to try their own luck at one of our ponds on site! We will provide fishing gear and bait but feel free to bring your own pole. Registration is required by calling Pioneer Ridge Nature Center at 641-682-3091.
Location: Pioneer Ridge Nature Area, Cost: $30 / per camp, Suitable for children ages 7 -14. Registration is required by calling 641-682-3091. Limit of 8 campers.
Dive into the wonderful world of water with this day long camp for young adventurers. We will be getting our feet wet with a creek stomp, take a voyage in a canoe, and learn how to use spin-reel poles and fly-fishing rods while fishing at the pond. Participants should dress to get wet, bring bug spray, sun screen, hat and sunglasses, water and a sack lunch.
June 19th, 8am – 11am @ Eldon Fair Grounds – Kids Day Fishing Contest
Join us for some fishing fun at the Wapello County Fair! Registration for the Kids Day Fishing Contest starts at 8am that day with age groups 0-6, 7-10, & 11-15. Bring your own pole or use one that is provided. Prizes will be given for the biggest fish caught! Sponsored by Blyzo Bait & Wapello County Conservation Board