Saltwater Angler Education Program

The Saltwater Angler Education Program was created to engage the public in saltwater fishing in Massachusetts. Our mission is to teach responsible fishing in an enthusiastic environment and create avid anglers.

Let’s Go Fishing youth fishing clinics

These are 3-hour long educational events intended for children 7 to 15 years old. We work with a group of participants to provide learning through fishing activities. The clinic will cover:

  • How to Cast
  • Fish Prints
  • Knot Tying
  • Fish Measuring
  • Fun and Educational Handouts
  • Responsible Fishing Tips
  • Catch and Release Fishing

Register for a youth fishing clinic

2018 youth fishing clinic dates below! Click on the clinic link for its registration form. As clinics reach capacity, you will be notified about waitlist status. Check back soon for more registration forms!

2018        
June 23 10 am - 2 pm Cape Cod Canal Boating & Water Safety Day Sandwich  
June 30 9 am - 12 pm Fort Taber Youth Fishing Clinic New Bedford  
August 8 10 am - 1 pm Bass River Fishing Pier Youth Fishing Clinic South Yarmouth  
Sept 15 9 am - 12 pm Fort Taber Youth Fishing Clinic New Bedford  
TBD TBD Salem Willows Youth Fishing Clinic Salem  

To register for a youth fishing clinic download the associated registration form. Send completed forms to Kim Trull at Kimberly.trull@state.ma.us or mail forms to:


Annisquam River Station
30 Emerson Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930.

Past events

Past events

2017

   
September 24

Fort Taber Youth Fishing Clinic

New Bedford, MA
July 12 Family Fishing Night

Sandwich, MA

June 25 Fort Taber Youth Fishing Clinic

New Bedford, MA

June 24 Cape Cod Canal Boating and Water Safety Day Sandwich, MA
June 10 Salem Willows Youth Fishing Clinic Salem, MA

2016

   
August 24 A Day With DMF Fishing Event

Salem, MA

August 16 Youth Fishing Clinic South Yarmouth, MA
August 5 Youth Fishing Clinic for BELL group Castle Island
July 20 Junior Ranger Fishing Sandwich, MA
June 25 Cape Cod Canal Boating and Water Safety Day

Sandwich, MA

June 18 Salem Willows Youth Fishing Clinic Salem, MA
May 21 Cashman Park Youth Fishing Clinic Newburyport, MA
2015    
August Youth Fishing Clinic South Yarmouth, MA
June Cape Cod Canal Boating and Water Safety Day Sandwich, MA
2014    
August Youth Fishing Clinic South Yarmouth, MA

Additional Resources for Past events

Angler education financial assistance

Groups look to expand saltwater angler education programs in Massachusetts may be eligible for financial assistance. Funds can be used to:

  • Create recreational saltwater angling education events
  • Develop educational programs

Funds are limited and awarded based upon review of the completed application form. To apply, complete and return the assistance proposal form below.

Additional Resources for Angler education financial assistance

Fishing seminars

We offers educational seminars geared towards adults who would like to learn more about saltwater fishing. If you're interested in hosting a seminar, please let us know so we can tailor a class to the needs of your group. Possible seminars include:

  • Saltwater fishing 101:  The basics     
  • Understanding fishing equipment for each species  
  • Targeting saltwater species in Massachusetts and where to fish    
  • How to filet and cook saltwater fish of Massachusetts

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