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Share the joy of fishing with youth and adults in your community. Check out these resources to get you started.
Fish Iowa! Fish Iowa! combines physical education, health, biology, geography, and family and consumer sciences into a program that focuses on fishing. Designed for use in formal settings with middle school through senior high students, it easily adapts to non-formal programs such as camps, scout outings, etc. Fish Iowa! works with students with all levels of abilities.
Materials are available to Iowa educators and youth leaders through training sessions (one-on one) and workshops.
Instruction will include a variety of demonstration and hands-on, experiential approaches. Activities will also include peer teaching and small group work to develop appropriate teaching strategies for individual teaching situations.
The registration fee includes lunch, teaching modules, and an instructor kit. The materials will be provided in pdf format, so please bring a laptop or similar device with a USB port.
Western Iowa Training SpecialistBarb Gigarbarb.email@example.com
Eastern Iowa Training Specialist Holly Schulteholly.firstname.lastname@example.org
Aquatic Education MapView the map to find which training specialist is available in your area.
Introduction to Ice Fishing
Introduction to Fly-fishing
Bass Connect the Dot Sheet Fishing in Iowa Crossword Puzzle Fishing Trip Word Search Word Search Hidden Message Iowa Fish Families Word Search Matching Sheet Word Search Hidden Message Word Search Word Scramble Let's Go Fishing Activity Sheets
Over 3,400 free-loan rods and reels are available at over 100 locations around Iowa to use for a fishing field trip or to teach casting.
There are a lot of fun ways to teach beginners how to fish. Try these great ideas shared by participants of our Fish Iowa! trainings.
Visit the Iowa DNR Special Events Calendar for a list of hands-on fishing clinics for all ages and fun family friendly events.
From Hookin’ to Cookin’
Step-by-step tips to help you gear up and then clean and cook the fish once you have caught them.
How to Fish For…Try these easy tricks on how to fish for the most popular species in Iowa.
Iowa Fish Species
Fact sheets featuring Iowa fish species.
Quick Fishing Facts
A two-page summary of the Iowa Fishing Regulations.
Taking Kids FishingSimple tips to help kids have fun in Iowa’s great outdoors, and most importantly, want to go fishing again.