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Angler education calendar

MassWildlife hosts learn-to-fish events throughout the year. Instructors are always on site at clinics and fishing festivals to help you reel in your first catch.
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Upcoming fishing festivals, clinics, and classes

September 18: Family Fishing Clinic, Wakefield This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic, 3:30–5:30 p.m., at Lake Quannapowit (Playground area off of Lake Ave.). This event is in cooperation with the Reading Recreation Department. *Open to the public; pre-registration required. Please visit https://readingma.myrec.com/info/default.aspx to pre-register.

September 19: Family Fishing Clinic, Shrewsbury This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic, 5–7 p.m., at Dean Park Pond in Shrewsbury (805 Main St.). This event is in cooperation with the Shrewsbury Recreation Department. *Open to the public; pre-registration required. Please contact the Shrewsbury Recreation Office at (508) 841-8503 or visit www.shrewsburyma.gov/parkrec for more information.

September 23: Family Fishing Clinic, Orleans – Join us at the Celebrate Our Waters 2018 Festival at Crystal Lake Beach on Monument Road in Orleans 9–10:30 a.m. No experience required. Bring your own equipment or borrow ours. For more information and a complete list of activities visit: www.orleanspondcoalition.org/posts/category/2018-event-list/

September 23: The Massachusetts Outdoor Expo “The Big Moe”, Sturbridge This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly event. There will be equipment and bait provided at the fishing station. In cooperation with the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club in Sturbridge (24 Hamilton Rd.), 9 a.m.–4 p.m. *Open to the public. Please contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us or (508) 389-6309 for more information.

September 26: Family Fishing Clinic, Lexington This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic, 4–6 p.m., at Old Reservoir in Lexington (Parking area off of Rt. 2A). This event is in cooperation with the Lexington Recreation Department. *Open to the public; pre-registration required. Please contact the Lexington Recreation Department at www.lexingtonma.gov/recreation-community-programs or (781) 698-4800 for more information.

September 29: Fearing Pond Family Fishing Festival, Plymouth This is a free, family friendly, learn to fish event at Fearing Pond in the Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Friends of Myles Standish State Forest and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) *Open to the public. Please contact Bill Vickstrom at wrvick@comcast.net for more information.

October 18: Family Fishing Clinic, West Boylston – This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Wachusett Reservoir (old stone church area - 180 Beaman St, West Boylston), 4:30–6:30 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Lancaster Recreation Department. *Open to the public, pre-registration required; contact the Lancaster Recreation Department at www.ci.lancaster.ma.us/recreation or (978) 365-3326 Ext. 1108 for more information.

October 27: Cops and Bobbers, Hooks and Ladders Youth Fishing Program, Northampton Join us at Willow Pond in Look Park, Northampton, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., for a free, family friendly event designed to teach those aged 14 and under to fish, connect with the outdoors, and develop positive relationships with law enforcement and safety officials in their communities. Bring your fishing equipment or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Northampton Police and Fire Departments, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, and the Rotary Club of Northampton. *Open to the public contact. Please contact Jennifer Lapis at (413) 835-5541 or Jennifer_lapis@fws.gov for more information.

Past events

January 16 & 18: Fly Tying Class, Sudbury – Learn the basic skills of tying your own flies during this free, hands-on, two-session course offered at the Assebet River National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, 680 Hudson Rd, in Sudbury from 6:30–8:30 p.m. All tools and tying materials provided. *Open to the public, for beginner fly tiers only, minimum age is 15. Pre-registration is mandatory. Please contact Jim Lagacy to pre-register at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us

January 22 & 29: Beginners Fly Tying Class, Worcester – Learn the basic skills of tying your own flies during this free, hands-on, two-session course offered at the Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence Street Worcester, from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. All tools and tying materials provided. *Open to beginning fly tiers only. Pre-registration is mandatory. Please contact the Worcester Senior Center at (508) 799-1232 to pre-register.

February 1 & 8: Fly Tying Class, Belchertown – Learn the basic skills of tying your own flies during this free, hands-on, two-session course offered at MassWildlife’s Connecticut Valley District Office, 341 East Street, Belchertown from 6:30–8:30 p.m. All tools and tying materials provided. *Open to the public, for beginner fly tiers only, minimum age is 15. Pre-registration is mandatory. Please contact Jim Lagacy to pre-register at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us

February 10: Family Ice Fishing Festival, Chesterfield Learn the basics of ice fishing at this free, hands-on event at the Chesterfield Scout Reservation (22 Sugar Hill Rd, Williamsburg, MA 01096) from 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Bring your ice fishing equipment, or borrow ours; equipment and bait will be available on a first come first serve basis. This event is in cooperation with the Western Massachusetts Boy Scout Council. *Open to the public. For more information, please contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us or (508) 389-6309. *PLEASE NOTE: Less than 6” of safe ice, rain or heavy snow will cancel this event.

February 13 & 15: Beginners Fly Tying Class, Charlton – Learn the basic skills of tying your own flies during this free, hands-on, two-session course offered at US Army Corps of Engineers Buffumville Dam Field Office (48 Old Oxford Rd. Charlton) from 7–9 p.m. All tools and tying materials provided. This event is in cooperation with the US Army Corps of Engineers Buffumville and the Charlton Conservation Department. *Open to the public, for beginning fly tiers only, minimum age is 15. Pre-registration is mandatory. Please contact Todd Girard at (508) 248-2247 or todd.girard@townofcharlton.net to pre-register.

CANCELLED DUE TO UNSAFE ICE CONDITIONS: February 17: Family Ice Fishing Festival, Oxford 

February 27 and March 1: Beginners Fly Tying Class, Westborough Learn the basic skills of tying your own flies during this free, hands-on, two-session course offered at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, from 7–9 p.m. All tools and tying materials provided. *Open to the public, for beginning fly tiers only, minimum age is 15. Pre-registration is mandatory. Please contact Jim Lagacy to pre-register at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us for more information.

March 8: Fly Fishing Seminar for Freshwater Bass, Westborough  Come learn the secrets of fly fishing for bass from Armand Courchainea 73 year old fisherman who never grew up. This free event will be held at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough from 6:308:30 p.m. Pre-registration is necessary contact Armand Courchaine at (508) 982-1931, or Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us or (508) 389-6309.

March 13 & 15: Beginners Fly Tying Class, Charlton Learn the basic skills of tying your own flies during this free, hands-on, two-session course offered at the Charlton Arts and Activities Council, 4 Dresser Hill Road, Charlton from 7–9 p.m. All tools and tying materials provided. Participation is mandatory for both sessions. *Open to the public, for beginning fly tiers only, minimum age is 15. Pre-registration is mandatory. Please contact Todd Girard at (508) 248-2247 or todd.girard@townofcharlton.net to pre-register. 

March 17: Beginners Rod Building Class, Westborough  If you’ve ever wanted to build your very own fishing rod, this is the class to attend! Master rod builder Ray Cote from Cote’s Fly Shop will lead the adventure at MassWildlife Field Headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westboro from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. There is a $140 fee payable to Cote’s Fly Shop for all associated materials and a rod building bench, which you need to order prior to the class. This class is for fly or spinning rods. Pre-registration is mandatory – please contact Cote’s Fly Shop at rdbldr@hotmail.com or (508) 892-3765.

March 21: Adult "Learn to Fish" Class, Westborough – This is a two-session, adult only, fishing course designed for beginners at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters (1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough). Come learn how to make this great pastime part of your life from 6–8 p.m. The second part of this course will be held Wednesday, May 9 from 6–8 p.m. at the Marlborough Fish and Game Club. Pre-registration is mandatory – please contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us or (508) 389-6309. 

April 4: Adult "Learn to Fish" Class, Westborough – This is a two-session, adult only, fishing course designed for beginners at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters (1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough). Come learn how to make this great pastime part of your life from 6–8 p.m. The second part of this course will be held Wednesday, May 9 from 6–8 p.m. at the Marlborough Fish and Game Club. Pre-registration is mandatory – please contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us or (508) 389-6309. 

April 22: Casting Program, Springfield  Come learn to cast and have a blast at the Springfield Science Museum Earth Day Festival at 21 Edwards Street in Springfield from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. This event is open to the public. Contact the Springfield Science Museum at (413) 263-6800 x 325 for more information.

April 25: Adult "Learn to Fish" Class, Westborough – This is a two-session, adult only, fishing course designed for beginners at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters (1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough). Come learn how to make this great pastime part of your life from 6–8 p.m. The second part of this course will be held Wednesday, May 9 from 6–8 p.m. at the Marlborough Fish and Game Club. Pre-registration is mandatory – please contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us or (508) 389-6309. 

April 28: Cops and Bobbers Family Fishing Festival, Springfield This is a free, family friendly, learn to fish event at Forest Park in Springfield from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Springfield Elks, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Springfield Parks Department. *Open to the public. Contact Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us for more information.

April 29: Earth Day Fishing Festival, Middleton This is a free, family friendly, Earth Day event featuring a “Learn to Fish” program at Creighton Pond Camp (Essex St.) at the Middleton Stream Team Earth Day Festival in Middleton from 12–3 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Middleton Stream Team and is open to the public. Please contact mstmiddletonma@gmail.com for more information.

May 5: Needham Recreation Family Fishing Festival, Needham This is a family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided at Needham Reservior (470 Dedham Ave), 9 a.m.–12 p.m. This event is in cooperation with Needham Park and Recreation Commission. *Open to the public. Please contact the Needham Park and Recreation Commission at (781) 455-7550 for more information.

May 5: Snows Pond Family Fishing Festival, Charlton This is a family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided at Fay Mountain Farm in Charlton (12 Cemetery Rd), 10 a.m.–2 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Charlton Conservation Department. *Open to the public. Please contact Todd Girard at (508) 248-2247 or todd.girard@townofcharlton.net for more information.

May 6: Brookline Reservoir Family Fishing Festival, Brookline  This is a non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event at Brookline Reservoir (located along Route 9 between Lee and Warren Streets in Brookline) 9 a.m..–12 p.m. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Brookline Recreation Department; there will be a charge of $7 per family for this event which is payable online, by phone, or in person the day of the event to the Brookline Recreation Department. *Open to the public. For more information, contact Stephanie Springer at sspringer@brooklinema.gov or Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us for more information.

May 10: Family Fishing Clinic, Littleton This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Long Pond Beach in Littleton (22 Town Rd.), 6–8 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Littleton Recreation Department. Open to the public, pre-registration required; contact the Littleton Recreation Office at https://littletonprce.recdesk.com/Community/Home or (978) 540-2490 for more information.

May 12: Coes Pond Family Fishing Event, Worcester This is both a derby and a fishing education event sponsored by the Worcester Fish and Game Association at Coes Pond in Worcester (John Binienda Beach area), 8–11 a.m. *Open to the public. Please contact Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us for more information.

May 12:  Westborough Civic Club Family Fishing Festival, Westborough This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided at Sandra Pond (Upton Rd. Westborough), 9 a.m.–1 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Westborough Civic Club. *Open to the public. Please contact Gerry Knall at dacoach50@verizon.net for more information.

May 15: Family Fishing Clinic, Shrewsbury  This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Dean Park Pond (805 Main St. in Shrewsbury) from 5:30–7:30 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Shrewsbury Recreation Department. *Open to the public, pre-registration required; please contact the Shrewsbury Recreation Office after March 7th at  (508) 841-8503 for more information.

May 17: Family Fishing Clinic, Wellesley  This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Morses Pond Beach in Wellesley (Morses access road) from 5–7 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Wellesley Recreation Department. *Open to the public, pre-registration required, please contact Brandon Fitts at bfitts@wellesleyma.gov or (781) 235-2370.

May 19: Cops And Bobbers Family Fishing Festival, Granby This is a free, family friendly, learn to fish event at Dufresne Park Pond in Granby from 10 a.m.2 p.m. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Amherst Police and Fire Departments and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. *Open to the public. Please contact Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us for more information.

May 19: Veterans Family Fishing Festival, Marlborough – This is a family friendly fishing event open to all veterans and their families at the Marlborough Fish and Game Club (1 Muddy Lane, Marlborough) from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Marlboro Fish and Game Club. Please contact Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us for more information.

May 19: Spec Pond Family Fishing Derby, Wilbraham This is a free, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Wilbraham Parks and Recreation Department, and United Bank at Spec Pond (2540 Boston Rd (Rt. 20), Wilbraham), 9 a.m.–12 p.m. *Open to the public. Please contact Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us for more information.

May 19: Family Fishing Festival, Burlington – This is non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event at Mill Pond Reservoir in Burlington from 10 a.m.1 p.m. (Park and walk in from the Water Treatment Plant on Winter Street.) Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Burlington Recreation Department. There will be a charge of $25 per family for this event (which includes food and one raffle ticket for each member of the family) payable prior to the event online, www.burlingtonrecreation.org or in person at the Burlington Recreation Department. *Open to the public. Pre-registration required. For more information contact the Burlington Rec. Dept. at www.burlingtonrecreation.org, or (781) 270-1695.

May 20: Whitman’s Pond Family Fishing Festival, Weymouth This is a free, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided at Whitman’s Pond in Weymouth (boat launch area off of Middle St.) 10 a.m.–1 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Whitman’s Pond Association. *Open to the public. Contact Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us for more information.

May 21: Family Fishing Clinic, Concord This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Walden Pond (915 Walden St. in Concord) from 4:30–6:30 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Concord Recreation Department. *Open to the public, pre-registration required; please contact the Concord Recreation Department at www.concordrec.com or (978) 287-1057 for more information.

May 22: Family Fishing Clinic, Raynham This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Johnsons Pond (North Main St. Raynham), 5–7 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Raynham Recreation Department. *Open to the public, pre-registration required; contact the Raynham Recreation Department at https://www.raynhamrec.com/info/default.aspx to pre-register.

May 23: Family Fishing Clinic, Lexington This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Old Reservoir in Lexington (Parking area off of Rt. 2A), 4–6 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Lexington Recreation Department. *Open to the public, pre-registration required; contact the Lexington Recreation Department at https://www.lexingtonma.gov/recreation-community-programs or (781) 698-4800 for more information.

May 29: Family Fishing Clinic, Stoneham  This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Spot Pond in Stoneham (Straw Point Parking area at the corner of South St. and Main St.), 5:30–7:30 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Stoneham Recreation Department. *Open to the public, pre-registration required; please contact the Stoneham Recreation Department at www.stonehamrec.com or (781) 279-2609 for more information.

May 30: Family Fishing Clinic, Andover This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Pomps Pond in Andover (147 Abbot St.), 46 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Andover Recreation Department. *Open to the public, pre-registration required; contact the Andover Recreation Dept. at http://andoverrec.com/landing/index or 978-623-8340 for more information.

June 2: Get Up and Get Outdoors Family Fishing Festival, Charlton This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided at Buffumville Lake Park (229 Oxford Rd., Charlton), 10 a.m–1 p.m. *Open to the public. Please contact Nicole Giles at Nicole.C.Giles@usace.army.mil for more information.

June 2: Great Falls Discovery Center Family Fishing Festival, Turners Falls  This is a free, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided at the Great Falls Discovery Center on the Connecticut River in Turners Falls (2 Avenue A), 10 a.m.–2 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation. *Open to the public. Contact Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us for more information.

June 3: Carbuncle Pond Family Fishing Festival, Oxford  This is a free, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Oxford Conservation Department at the beach area off of Main Street in Oxford from 10 a.m.–1 pm. *Open to the public. Please contact Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us for more information.

June 5: Family Fishing Clinic, Wakefield This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Lake Quannapowit (Playground area off of Lake Ave.) 3:30–5:30 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Reading Recreation Department.*Open to the public, pre-registration required; contact Reading Recreation at https://readingma.myrec.com/info/default.aspx to pre-register.

June 6: Family Fishing Clinic, Canton This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Reservoir Pond  5–7 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Canton Recreation Department. *Open to the public, pre-registration required; contact Canton Recreation at https://www.cantonrec.com/info/activities/ to pre-register.

June 7: Family Fishing Clinic, Swansea  This is a free, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Swansea Public Library at Lewin Brook Pond (corner of Main Street and Hortonville Road, Swansea) from 6–8 pm. *Open to the public, pre-registration required. Please contact Carol Gafford at carol.gafford@sailsinc.org or (508) 674-9609 for more information.

June 9: Adult "Learn to Fly Fish", Marlborough  This is clinic designed for adults (18+) interested in learning how to fly fish at the Marlborough Fish and Game Club (1 Muddy Lane, Marlborough 01752) 10 a.m.–2 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Marlborough Fish and Game Club. Open to the public, pre-registration required, contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us or (508) 389-6309.

June 10: Horn Pond Family Fishing Festival, Woburn – This is a family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. Meet at the south end of the pond near the boat ramp area off of Pond Street 9 a.m.–1 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Woburn Elks. Open to the public. Please contact Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us

June 12: Adult “Learn to Fish”, Westborough  This is learn to fish clinic designed for adult beginners at Sandra Pond in Westborough (Upton Rd.) 5:30–8:30 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Westborough Recreation Department. *Open to the public, pre-registration required. Please contact Alan Grady at agrady@town.westborough.ma.us or (508) 366-3066 for more information.

 

June 13: Family Fishing Clinic, Brewster This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic in cooperation with the Brewster Recreation Department at Cliff Pond in Nickerson State Park, from 4–6 p.m. *Open to the public, pre-registration required. Please contact Michael Gradone at mgradone@brewster-ma.gov for more information.

June 14: Family Fishing Clinic, Rochester This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic in cooperation with The Buzzards Bay Coalition at Mary’s Pond in Rochester (boat launch area off Perry’s Lane) from 5:30–7:30 p.m. *Open to the public, pre-registration required. Please contact Cassie Lawson of the Buzzards Bay Coalition at lawson@savebuzzardsbay.org or (508) 999-6363 x224 for more information.

June 16: Spot Pond Family Fishing Festival, Stoneham This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided at Spot Pond in Stoneham (located at the Straw Point area on the north end of Spot Pond off of New South Street) from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Stoneham Police. *Open to the public. Please contact Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us for more information.

June 16: Great Meadows Family Fishing Festival, Sudbury This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the US Fish & Wildlife Service Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex (Great Meadows) at 73 Weir Hill Rd., Sudbury, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. *Open to the public. Please contact Jared Green at (978) 440-0280 or jared_green@fws.gov for more information.

June 30: Jamaica Pond Family Fishing Derby, Jamaica Plain Boston This is a free, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. Meet at the beach area along Pond Street for the derby from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Boston Police Department. Register online at Eventbrite by searching for Boston Police Fishing Derby. After you register, please print our your ticket and bring it to the derby. You can also register the day of the event from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. There will be food, prizes, giveaways, and more! *Open to the public. Please contact Michael Aziz at michael.aziz@pd.boston.gov for more information.

 

July 14: Family Fishing Clinic, Dorchester This is a free learn to cast clinic with the Neponset River Festival at the DCR Neponset II Park (corner of Granite Ave. & Hilltop St. in Dorchester, MA) 10 a.m.–1 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).  

July 15: Taunton River Watershed Association Family Fishing Festival, Berkeley This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event at Dighton Rock State Park (Bay View Ave., Berkeley) 123 p.m. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation. *Open to the public, contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us for more information.

July 17: Family Fishing Clinic, Bedford  This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic on the Concord River in Bedford (304 Carlisle Rd.) 6–8 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Bedford Recreation Department. *Open to the public. Pre-registration required; contact the Bedford Recreation Department at www.bedfordma.gov/recreation or (781) 275-1392 for more information.

July 18: Family Fishing Clinic, Billerica This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Nuttings Lake in Billerica (Micozzi Beach - 586 Middlesex Turnpike, Billerica), 6–8 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Billerica Recreation Department. *Open to the public. Pre-registration required; contact the Billerica Recreation department at http://recreation.town.billerica.ma.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html?wbp=1 or (978) 671-0921 for more information.

 

July 25: Family Fishing Clinic, Westborough This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Sandra Pond (Westborough Reservoir – Upton Rd.), 1–3 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Westborough Recreation Department. *Open to the public. Pre-registration required, contact Westborough Recreation at www.westbororec.com/info/default.aspx or (508) 366-3066 for more information.

July 26: Family Fishing Clinic, Worcester  This is a free, family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Greenhill Park Pond in Worcester (180 Greenhill Parkway), 5–7 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Worcester Parks and Recreation Department. *Open to the public. Pre-registration required; please contact the Worcester Parks and Recreation office at parks@worcesterma.gov or (508) 799-1190 for more information.

July 28: Houghtons Pond Family Fishing Festival, Milton This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event at Blue Hills Reservation (Picnic Area #5, Blue Hill River Rd, Milton), 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation. *Open to the public. For more information, contact the Blue Hills Reservation, Maggie Brown at maggie.brown@state.ma.us or Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us.

August 6: Family Fishing Clinic, Stoneham This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Spot Pond in Stoneham (Straw Point Parking area at the corner of South St. and Main St.) 6–8 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Stoneham Recreation Department. *Open to the public. Pre-registration required; contact the Stoneham Recreation Department at www.stonehamrec.com or (781) 279-2609 for more information.

August 11: Fishing Clinic, Goshen – Join us for a free, non-competitive, family friendly learn to fish event at Upper Highland Lake in the DAR State Forest in Goshen (78 Cape Street) 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Bring your own fishing equipment or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). *Open to the public. Please contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us or (508) 389-6309 for more information.

August 15: Family Fishing Clinic, Mashpee This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Johns Pond in Mashpee (Johns Pond Park on Back Rd.) 10 a.m.–12 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Mashpee Recreation Department. *Open to the public. Pre-registration required; contact the Mashpee Recreation Department at www.mashpeerec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29714 or (508) 539-1416 for more information.

August 20: Family Fishing Clinic, Concord – This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Walden Pond in Concord 3–5 p.m. with the Concord Recreation Department. Open to the public. For more information, contact the Concord Recreation Department at www.concordrec.com or (978) 287-1050.

August 22: Family Fishing Clinic, Andover This is a family friendly, learn to fish clinic at Pomps Pond in Andover (147 Abbot St.) 10 a.m.–12 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the Andover Recreation Department. *Open to the public. Pre-registration required; contact the Andover Recreation Department at http://andoverrec.com/landing/index or (978) 623-8340 for more information. 

August 29: Adult Fishing Clinic, Sudbury – This is a learn to fish clinic designed for adult beginners only (minimum age is 18) at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center (680 Hudson Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776) 5–8 p.m. This event is in cooperation with the US Fish & Wildlife Service. *Open to the public and pre-registration is required. Please contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us or (508) 389-6309.

 

September 5: Youth Fishing Clinic, Sudbury – This is a learn to fish clinic designed for beginners at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center (680 Hudson Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776) 5:30–7:30 p.m.  This event is in cooperation with the US Fish & Wildlife Service. *Open to the public and pre-registration is required. Please contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us or (508) 389-6309.

September 8: Harold Parker State Forest Family Fishing Festival, Andover This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) at Sudden Pond in the Harold Parker State Forest in Andover 10 a.m.–2 p.m. *Open to the public. For more information, contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us or (508) 389-6309.

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