2014 Brass Bluegill Award Nomination Form
Fish Iowa! brochure
Fish Iowa! Mini-grants
Fish Iowa! Games Casting Contest
Fun Natural Resources Based Games
A comprehensive module to teach basic spincasting, Fish Iowa! incorporates physical education, health, biology, geography, and family and consumer sciences into a program that focuses on fishing. It is designed for use in formal settings with middle school through senior high students, but easily adapts to nonformal 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 only through training sessions (one-on one) and workshops. Email the Aquatic Education Program to locate a Fish Iowa! trainer near you. Check out a list of upcoming workshops.
Over 3,400 free-loan rods and reels are available at over 100 locations around Iowa.
list of rod and reel distribution centers
list of fly-fishing loaner sites
An Introduction to Ice Fishing
Designed to introduce the angler to the winter sport of ice fishing; preparation,ice safety, equipment, and angling strategies for an ice fishing trip to a frozen pond or lake are discussed.
An Introduction to Fly-fishing
Designed to introduce the angler to the basics of fly-fishing; basic equipment,assembly, and casting techniques are presented.
Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs®
This national,award-winning program (sponsored by the Future Fisherman Foundation®) utilizes fishing as a positive alternative to drug use and other “at risk” behaviors.Through fishing, students focus on building self-esteem, life skills, civic values, better relationships with family and community, and stewardship of aquatic resources. Students become caretakers of the environment. Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs® is offered through training sessions with the Fish Iowa! program.
Sample Fish Iowa! Lesson Plans
K thru 2nd PE
4th grade PE
3rd thru 5th PE
5th Grade General
7th & 8th PE
8th & 9th PE
IA Fishing Regulations HS
Individual Sports PE Class
Social Studies HS