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Fishing Field Trip with CARE - FREE!

Father And Son Fishing
Enfield Recreation is proud to partner with the DEEP Fisheries Division – Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) program to host a Special Fishing Event at Freshwater Pond on July 16th from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Come join expert fishing instructors and learn how to get started fishing safely, legally, and successfully! Make memories with your family and friends, enjoy the outdoors and maybe bring home dinner. The CARE program supplies all bait, tackle, and instruction. All participants ages 16 and above MUST have a valid 2022 inland fishing license. Get your license HERE. Anglers under 16 are encouraged to register for a free Youth Fishing Passport.
Participants should learn the basics of fishing by completing the CARE program’s self-paced Let’s Go Fishing / Vamos de Pescar online course and/or attend an Introduction to Fishing ZOOM webinar prior to the Special Fishing Event at Freshwater Pond.
Pre-registration for this fishing event is required and opens on MAY 1st at the DEEP Hunting and Fishing Education registration system (Filter by Event Type “FISHING FIELD TRIP”). The event is offered free of charge but space is limited so early sign-up is encouraged. Minimum age to participate is 6 years old, and all children are required to have a parent/guardian participate alongside them.

Participants are encouraged to bring a folding chair and may bring their own fishing equipment if they prefer. Participants can arrive and leave at any time during the event. Inclement weather may cancel the fishing trip. 

Participants are strongly encouraged to take part in CARE’s virtual Introduction to Fishing course found HERE before attending the fishing field trip.

View the July 16th program flyer by clicking here.

Registration is taken directly through the CT DEEP website. Click here to register.  Once on their webpage, scroll down to see the Enfield CARE Fishing Trip.