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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. To set up an individual training session or workshop
(minimum 15 participants), email
Check back later for registration information for upcoming trainings.
Western Iowa Training SpecialistBarb Gigarbarb.firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Iowa Training Specialist Holly Schulteholly.email@example.com
Aquatic Education MapView the map to find which training specialist is available in your area.
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Introduction to Ice Fishing
Introduction to Fly-fishing
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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.