Fishing Northeast had tentative plans to hold an event at Martha Hart Park in New Britain this fall involving students in the after school program. However, after discussions with the New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department we were asked to postpone the event until the spring of 2018. Full details will be available once we are able to set things in stone.
Casting With Kids
Fishing is a fun, passionate outdoor activity that Fishing Northeast believes everyone should get the chance to learn and enjoy.
Casting with kids is an absolutely free, all inclusive event held for the kids of Connecticut. We cover all of the basics, from lining a pole, tying a hook or swivel, to baiting and casting, and if the fish cooperate, proper handling of fish. We also practice what we preach, so rules and regulations are huge as is conservation and respecting the environment so we conclude each event with a park cleanup.
We also provide all of the gear and tackle (while supplies last) as well as food for all participants. After each child has participated and taken the attempt to learn the basics, that child is then given the gear to take home with them so that they have the means to keep with this activity.
Any child that is nervous to cast with a hook, or just wants some extra practice can use our casting target game. It is a safe, effective way to learn to cast and build confidence.
Casting With Kids has three State-certified (CARE) instructors that help with the organization and volunteering efforts of our events to assure children are receiving proper angling education and tutorials.
Fishing Northeast would like to give a giant thank-you to the people and businesses that help make casting with kids possible!
We wish to give a special shout out to all the members of Fishing Northeasts Facebook group Fishing CT (archived) who continue to donate gear to the event and to the members who show up and donate their time to help with this event!
We do continue to receive donations and appreciate all the support, but we do need much more. We have reached out to many rod, reel and tackle manufacturers to help as well as many local businesses. If you would like to help with donations or volunteering at an upcoming event, please email the Fishing Northeast staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below are the business sponsors and donors that have come together to help make our next event a successful one. We here at FNE thank each and every business, donor and volunteer for your support.
NOTE: 2017: “Funding provided by the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund administered by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).”