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Fishing

All Anglers age sixteen (16) and older must have a current  fishing license for all programs and events. For more information on fishing in Maryland, check out the Maryland Fishing Guide from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources!

All programs are catch & release, and detailed information will be emailed to class participants within a week of the program start date (camp information is mailed approximately two weeks prior to the start of camp).

Want some tips on fishing for beginners? Visit the Take Me Fishing page from the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation!

For more information on fishing programs and camps, contact Dawn Thomas, 410-313-1754.

Maryland Fishing License discount

Check out this new discount for young anglers from the state of Maryland!  Visit Maryland's fishing license page for more information!

Youth

NEW!  Intro to Fishing
5-12 yrs  /  2 classes starting Sep 22  / $35
New young anglers, come learn to rig a pole, cast, identify fish, tie knots and much more!  No experience necessary - all equipment and bait is provided.  This class is a great way to make friends and swap fish stories while learning a new lifelong outdoor skill.
RP9153.101   Centennial Park South-Pav E   5:30-7:30 PM   Th

Let's Go Fishing! (Parent/Child)
5-12 yrs  /  2 classes, start dates below  / $35
This fishing class for beginners focuses on rigging a pole, casting, fish identification, knot tying and much more!  No experience necessary - all equipment and bait is provided.  This class is a great way to spend quality family time together while learning a new lifelong skill.  Fee is for one parent and one child.
Centennial Park South - Pavilion E
RP9152.101   Sep 8     5:30-7 PM   Th
RP9152.102   Sep 27   5:30-7 PM   Tu

Adult

Adult Fishing Clinic
18 yrs+ / Sep 14 / $15
New anglers, learn to cast, identify fish, rig a pole, tie knots, and much more. No experience necessary and all equipment and bait is provided.
RP9156.101  Centennial Park South - Pavilion E   6-8 PM   W

Let's Go Fishing! (Parent/Child)
5-12 yrs  /  2 classes, start dates below  / $35
This fishing class for beginners focuses on rigging a pole, casting, fish identification, knot tying and much more!  No experience necessary - all equipment and bait is provided.  This class is a great way to spend quality family time together while learning a new lifelong skill.  Fee is for one parent and one child.
Centennial Park South - Pavilion E
RP9152.101   Sep 8     5:30-7 PM   Th
RP9152.102   Sep 27   5:30-7 PM   Tu

Tournaments & Events

 

 

Nite Bite Fishing logo     Nite Bite Fishing
Fish Centennial Lake at night! All ages and anglers 14 yrs+ can enter the Nite Bite Tournament Series for a chance to win cash prizes over all the Nite Bite dates.  Boaters welcome.  2016 Nite Bite dates:  4/02, 4/29, 5/21, 6/17, 7/30, 8/19, 9/10, 10/15 
      Spring Fishing Tournament
A fun recreation tournament at Centennial Lake on the first Saturday in May. Boaters welcome. 
JCH Fishing Derby logo      Jordan Craig Hock Memorial Fishing Derby
FREE Memorial Fishing Derby in August for anglers 15 yrs and under. 

Camps



Fishing Camp
8-12 yrs / 1 week  / $119
Enjoy the sport of fishing while learning why and when fish bite. Discover when to use natural and artificial bait, and prepare to go after the biggest fish out there! On Friday, conclude with a field trip to a secret fishing hole. Bring your rod and artificial lures; natural bait is provided. Bring a snack and beverage (no nut products).

Ultimate Fishing Tour
12-15 yrs / 4 days starting July 18 / $299
Calling all intermediate and advanced anglers! Enjoy the sport of freshwater fishing at lakes across Maryland. Go fishing in and around Howard County on the first day. The real excitement begins on Tuesday with fishing and two nights of camping at Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland. Bring your rod and artificial lures; natural bait is provided. Fee includes most meals, transportation (bus or van), tent accommodations, supervision and activities.

Archery & Fishing Camp
8-12 yrs / 4 days / $219
Try your hand at two lifelong outdoor activities in this beginner camp!  Discover and practice new skills in casting, fish identification and knot tying.  Learn the essentials of target archery such as range safety, equipment use and technique from USArchery certified instructors.  Camp includes trips to some special fishing spots where the fish are definitely biting!  Bring a non-perishable lunch and beverage each day (no nut products). Schedule is subject to change; camp will be held rain or shine. Fee includes van or bus transportation, supervision, equipment and activities.

Padding & Fishing Camp
11-13 yrs / 4 days starting July 11 / $219
Paddle your way through a fun and exciting introduction to two lifelong outdoor activities.  Discover and practice skills in casting, knot tying and a variety of fishing techniques.  Earn a flatwater basics paddling certificate from an ACA certified instructor, then combine those skills as you fish Centennial Lake by canoe! No experience necessary. Bring a non-perishable lunch (no nut products) and beverage. Camp is held rain or shine; schedule is subject to change. Fee includes van or bus transportation, supervision, equipment and activities.

Visit the Adventure & Outdoors Camp page for more information!

Additional Information

Have a scout group, school group or just a bunch of friends that want to learn to fish?  Contact Dawn Thomas, 410-313-1754, to set up a custom program just for you!

Don't miss:  School's Out Archery, Fishing & Kayaking
9-13 yrs / Sep 12 / $73
No school today?Then come spend the day outdoors on land and water! Make new friends while trying your hand at archery, fishing, kayaking, and field games. Fee includes equipment, instruction, transportation, supervision and lunch. Detailed information is emailed to participants prior to this fun-filled day. No experience necessary. Info: Matt Medicus, 410-313-1769.

RP9240.101  Centennial Park South - Pav E  9 AM-5 PM   M

Visit the main Adventure & Outdoors page for many more opportunities for archery, rock climbing, canoeing & kayaking, campfires and much more!

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