Family Fishing Days Returns August 21

By Lindsey Johnson

The educational program Fishing for Success resumes the popular Family FIshing Days starting August 21. 

This program, run by the UF/IFAS School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences, offers an opportunity for families to fish together in the University of Florida’s stocked fish ponds. The freshwater ponds include channel catfish, bluegill, largemouth bass and redear sunfish. 

Participants may bring their own equipment or borrow from the available rods and bait. There are also often prizes and raffles to add to the fun.


The abbreviated 2021 season lasts four Saturdays and each event has a different theme.

  • Aug. 21: Back to School Bonanza
  • Sept. 18: Aquatic Education Day
  • Oct. 16: Spooky Candy Day
  • Nov. 13: Veteran’s Day BBQ and Sharon Fitz-Coy Memorial

Family Fishing Days events begin at 8:00 a.m. and finish by noon. They are located at the University of Florida’s catch-and-release fishing ponds, located at 7922 NW 71st Street. 

Volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, contact Crystal Hartman or visit the Fishing For Success website.

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