Fishing - Great Family Fun


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    By: ActivityTree

    I still remember the enormous smile on my daughter’s face the first time she caught a fish.  There is just something about the excitement of the wriggling line and the sense of accomplishment when you see a fish on the end of it.  Even if you are a bit squeamish about the hooks, the worms and the slimy scales, this is an activity sure to generate memories your family will recount time and again.

    Our first fishing adventure was at a local park.  Fishing poles were available for rent by the hour and the park had a sandy little inlet where we fished until our hearts were content.  No boat required! The fish were too small to keep, but that certainly didn’t matter to the kids. 

    Interested in giving fishing a try?  Check out to find local places to fish, including parks.  Many parks offer fishing lessons for kids, in addition to pole rental, if you aren’t an angler yourself.  If you do choose to fish with your kids, don’t forget to pick up a fishing license.  While most states do not require children under 16 to have a fishing license, adults, even those just helping a child, are required to purchase a license.

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