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“Open to the Public” Department sponsored fishing programs will have Sport Fishing Instructors available to provide instructions and answer your questions about fishing. The Department will also have available for loan to the public, on a first come first serve basis, 100 rods and reels and a limited supply of bait.

Fishing Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Program dates and times are subject to change. Participants 14 years and older may fish without a State or Urban fishing license between sanctioned fishing clinic hours, as long as they register at the Arizona Game and Fish booth, located at the fishing clinic site. All participants wanting to fish before or after sanctioned fishing clinic hours, must be lawfully licensed, with the exception of blind residents and juveniles under 14 years of age (who do not need a license).

For more information call the Education Branch at:
(623) 236-7235 or (623) 236-7219
 
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Schedule -"OPEN TO THE PUBLIC" FISHING PROGRAMS

                                              Updated: December 19, 2014  


When: Saturday
January 17, 2015
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Phoenix
Ben Avery Shooting Facility, Biscuit Tank
4044 W Black Canyon Blvd
Phoenix AZ 85086
Comments: " Break In Your New Fishing Equipment"
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is planning a Special Event so you and your family can come try out your new fishing tackle. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you set-up and tune your rod and reel for the New Year Fishing Season. Come on out even if you don't have tackle. We will have rods for loan and bait to entice the fish. This is a "Catch and Release Only" activity and we'll show you how to safely handle the finned and whiskered fish and how to let them go for Another day. The entire event, including use of loaner equipment, is free of charge!
Contact: If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office at 623-236-7219
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When: Saturday
January 31, 2015
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where: Peoria
Pioneer Lake
Pioneer Community Park
8755 N 83rd Ave
Peoria AZ 85345
Comments: "Fish Bowl 2015"
This is our big game! It's the Fish Bowl 2015! The City of Peorial has worked with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to stock the lake at Pioneer Community Park for a fun family fishing event. There will be fishing clinics, games, prizes, givaways, and more. Come out to enjoy this fish-tastic event the day before the real Big Game. The Arizona Game and Fish Department will have rods for loan and bait to entice the fish. The entire event, including use of loaner equipment, is free of charge.
Contact: If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office at 623-236-7219
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When: Saturday
February 14, 2015
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Parker
La Paz County Park
Parker, AZ

Comments: Take-A-Kid Fishing Day
This is the 36th Annual Take a Fishing Day celebration and is a community partnership event between the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Take a Kid Fishing organization, and the City of Parker, AZ. This event is for beginning and experienced anglers. Loaner rods are available for use, or free to bring your own. Bait will be provided and you do not need to possess a fishing licence to participate. The cost of the event is free. Bring your family out and join the fun.
Contact: If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office at 623-236-7219
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Fishing &
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  • 2014 AZ Fishing Regulations
    [PDF, 7mb]


  • 2014 Urban Fishing Guidebook
    [PDF, 9mb]


  • 2014 Amphibian and Reptile Regulations [PDF]



  • Arizona Residency Requirements
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