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Where Do Your Fishing License Dollars Go?

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Your license and trout stamp purchases allow the Division to secure additional federal Sport Fish Restoration funds used for fisheries research, maintenance and construction of fishing areas, and aquatic education. Please note that anglers exempted from purchasing a fishing license may voluntarily purchase a license and/or trout stamp to support these activities. The Division is grateful to anglers that contribute to our mission in this way. For more information, please visit us at

2013 ‘Take a Kid Fishing’ Days!

Girl-at-AREC-Ponds_opt_opt.jpgDo you know a child or young teen who might enjoy learning about fishing and trying their hand at landing a fish? The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Take a Kid Fishing! program is designed for these budding young anglers, with dates coming up right around the corner!

Sponsored by the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Aquatic Resource Education Center, Take a Kid Fishing!teaches young people fundamental fishing skills and conservation. Along with the angling, these free-admission days also feature activity stations and prizes. Participants should plan to arrive by 10 a.m., when experienced instructors will begin educational activities, followed by plenty of fishing. Fishing equipment will be provided, but participants may want to pack a picnic lunch. Catch and release is encouraged for young anglers landing fish.

April 20 at the Aquatic Resource Education Center in Smyrna 10AM-1PM

May 18 at Abbotts Mill Nature Center in Milford 10AM-1PM

June 8 at Wyoming Pond in Wyoming 10AM-1PM (Celebrating National Kids Fishing Month along with the Enforcement Section’s Annual Youth Fishing Tournament!)

June 15 at Wilmington State Parks (Father’s Day fishing event) 10AM-1PM

More events and locations to come!!

Participation in the program is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. To get more information on our Take a Kid Fishing!program, please call Tess Belcher at 302-735-8656 or email

This program is part of Delaware’s Children in Nature Initiative, a statewide effort to improve environmental literacy in Delaware, create opportunities for children to participate in enriching outdoor experiences, combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles. Delaware’s multi-agency initiative, which partners state and federal agencies with community organizations, is in conjunction with the national No Child Left Inside program.

Regulations in red are new this year.

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