Chicago's Fish'N Kids Events & Programs
Family Fishing Program @ Northerly Island Visitor’s Center, 1521 S. Linn White Dr.
Select Saturdays, May – June, from 9am – 12pm. Call for dates.
These classes are for parents with children (ages 6 and up please), and small groups (up to 30) that are unable to fish with us in the Fish'N Kids summer program (see below). We supply the rods, reels, bait and fishing instructors and “Fish`N Kids How-To-Fish” Instruction Booklets. We will be both indoors and outdoors for up to 45-minutes, so dress for the weather. A short Tenkara-style fly fishing and fly tying lesson will be included as well. Reservations are required for groups numbering eight or more. Call Bob or Carl to register your group, contact information listed below.
Summer Fishing Program
June 20 - August 19, Monday through Friday, 9am - 4pm
Over the course of eight weeks we supply the rods, reels, bait and instruction. You? Well, you supply the kids. There are daily fishing sessions conducted by the “Fishin’ Guys & Gals” for up to 30 kids per session. We can accommodate up to 300 participants per day. We are able to fish with children, age 8 – 12, teens, adults, seniors, and those with any kind of disabilities or challenges.
Fishing takes place at 11 lagoons located throughout the City, and at seven lakefront locations. Fishing sessions last an average of 35 minutes. Classes are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is REQUIRED! Call Bob or Carl to register, contact information listed below.
We hope these programs and events help make your fishing more enjoyable and rewarding.
For more information about fishing programs sponsored by Chicago’s Fish`N Kids of the Chicago Park District, contact:
Bob Long, Jr., “The Fishin’ Guy!”
Notice Valid From: 4/1/2014 - 4/1/2024