Fish ‘N Kids

Fish`N Kids Fishing Program of the Chicago Park District

Fish`N Kids Fishing Program

Saturday mornings can be perfect for learning how to fish our waters. Learn how to fish either indoors in bad weather or in Burnham Harbor when the weather gets good.

Instruction runs 35-45 minutes from 9:00 am-noon. We supply the fishing rod combo, bait, and instruction. You? Well, you supply the kids.

These classes are for families and individual kids (ages 8 and up please), parents, and small groups that are unable to learn-to-fish or fish with Fish`N`Kids during our Monday – Friday programming in the summer.

It is especially valuable for adults to learn the basics so they might be able to take their kids out and help them enjoy fishing success. There may be a little fly fishing and fly tying instruction as well.

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Fish`N Kids Summer Program

There are daily fishing sessions conducted for up to 30 kids per session. We can accommodate up to 300 children per day.

We supply the rods, reels, bait, and fishing instructors; at no charge (subject to change).

Fishing takes place at Chicago Park District lagoons and at four lakefront locations. Fishing sessions last an average of 35 minutes. Classes are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

Go to Kids Fishing if you are interested in organizing a Kids All-American Fishing derby in your local area.