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News Learn to fish for free this summer

MassWildlife’s Angler Education Program provides people of all ages a chance to learn and try fishing. Find an event near you.
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Marion Larson, MassWildlife

Fishing clinic

Celebrate the arrival of warm weather by attending one of the many MassWildlife Angler Education Program events being held across the state this summer. Events are for adults, kids, and families who want to learn how to fish in a non-competitive environment. Fishing equipment and bait are available to use at most events, and no fishing license is required to participate. Most events are also free to attend. Find an event near you:

June 4: Family Fishing Clinic, Wakefield
June 8: Spot Pond Family Fishing Festival, Stoneham 
June 9: Fishing Clinic at Groton Greenway Riverfest, Groton
June 12: Family Fishing Clinic, Holden
June 13: Family Fishing Clinic, Canton
June 16: Endicott Park Family Fishing Festival, Danvers
June 20: Adult Learn to Fish Class, Westborough
June 22: Great Meadows Family Fishing Festival, Sudbury 
June 22: Jamaica Pond Family Fishing Derby, Boston 
June 25: Family Fishing Clinic, Milton
June 27: Family Fishing Clinic, Swansea
July 11: Family Fishing Clinic, Stoughton 
July 13: Family Fishing Clinic, Sunderland
July 17: Family Fishing Clinic, Billerica
July 20: Family Fishing Clinic, Dorchester 
July 20: Houghtons Pond Family Fishing Festival, Milton
July 21:  Taunton River Watershed Association Family Fishing Festival,  Somerset 
July 23: Family Fishing Clinic, Stoneham
July 24: Family Fishing Clinic, Westborough
July 26: Family Fishing Clinic, Worcester
July 31: Family Fishing Clinic, Mashpee

To get more information about a fishing event that interests you, go to the Angler Education Calendar. Don’t forget to share your fishing photos with us on Facebook and see what other Massachusetts anglers are catching!

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Division of Fisheries and Wildlife 

MassWildlife is responsible for the conservation of freshwater fish and wildlife in the Commonwealth, including endangered plants and animals. MassWildlife restores, protects, and manages land for wildlife to thrive and for people to enjoy.