TEMPE, Ariz. – For each of the past 25 years, hundreds of boys and girls have gathered in Tempe for a free morning of casting, reeling in fish, and spending time with friends and family. On Saturday, Feb. 27 at Tempe Kiwanis Park, the tradition continues with another “Just for Kids” Fishing Festival.
The event typically draws more than 400 youth anglers. Anglers United, in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will conduct this free event that features “free fishing” during event hours.
Kids can register the day of the event, which runs from 8 a.m. to noon.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department will be providing the free fishing to those who register at the Game and Fish booth during the event. This includes: bait and loaner equipment (fishing rods and reels) for individuals to check out and return by noon.
To those who register, fishing licenses will not be required to fish Kiwanis during event hours.
Game and Fish staff and Certified Angler Instructors will be on-hand to assist people with fishing questions and equipment needs. People are welcome to bring their own equipment.
Anglers United, incorporated in 1982, has raised more than $1 million to benefit fishing habitat and recreational access, particularly for children and physically-challenged individuals.
Read more information or download a registration form.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, or disability in its programs and activities. If anyone believes that they have been discriminated against in any of the AZGFD’s programs or activities, including its employment practices, the individual may file a complaint alleging discrimination directly with the Director’s Office, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000, (602) 942-3000, or with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attn: Civil Rights Coordinator for Public Access, 4401 N. Fairfax Dr., Mail Stop WSFR-4020, Arlington, VA 22203. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation or this document in an alternative format by contacting the Director’s Office as listed above.