Explore the world of fishing at the water’s edge! Kick back in the shade and enjoy the company of friends while you fish. Fishing is a easy and relaxing outdoor activity and is fun for the whole family. Fishing can be inexpensive and available with present city, county, and state public waterways. You’ll also learn resource management and leadership skills.
Here are just a few things you will learn in this project:
- Basic fishing skills
- Fish and aquatic life identification
- Aquatic Ecology
- Fishing laws, ethics and stewardship
- Tackle crafting – lures, rods, and other fishing equipment
- Boating skills
- Outdoor safety and first aid
- Fish habitat management
Family Fishing Weekends
These fun-filled weekends are open to any enrolled 4-H family wanting to learn basic fishing skills while staying at a camp. These camps are usually held in the summer. Registration is through 4-H Connect.
- Quick Reference Schedule of Events/Trainings/Activities
- Skill of Observation Activity | Activity Form
- Sportfishing Dryland Tournament Activity
- Sportfishing Fish Halves Activity
- Texas State Parks Youth Group Annual Pass Application
- Fish Study Guide
A team event for all 4-H ages (Junior, Intermediate, Senior) that will follow general 4-H Quiz bowl rules, procedures, and setup. Topics covered will include: Sportfishing Methods & Equipment, Aquatic Ecology, Aquatic Species Identification, Laws and Regulations, and Safety and Ethics.
A two day outdoor knowledge and skills contest for two person teams. Junior, Intermediate, and Senior age divisions each include: All Male, All Female, and Co-Ed subdivisions. Other competitions at the challenge include rifle, shotgun, archery, canoeing/kayaking, and more. View the Outdoor Education Project Webpage for more information.
Intermediate and senior 4-H members compete as a 3-4 person team or individual in a contest covering the five 4-H Natural Resources projects, which includes sportfishing. There are three contest parts: species identification, decision making, and a knowledge and skills assessment. View the Wildlife & Fisheries project webpage for more information.