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Fishing is great with
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...a hook and a line and the fishin's just fine!

Family Fishing Days

FFS hosts monthly events that provide families the opportunity to fish together in a safe and fun setting at the 7 heavily stocked "catching ponds" on the grounds of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Anglers can expect to catch bream, largemouth bass, and channel catfish up to 10 lbs, and volunteers are on hand to help with baiting hooks and releasing fish.

Fishing For Success has its next Family Fishing Day on Saturday, September 17 (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.), at the UF fishing ponds. As always, all family members, including those with disabilities, are encouraged to participate! We offer a railed fishing deck, with two handicapped accessible ramps for those with disabilities who enjoy the thrill of fresh water fishing! Come for a morning of fun, family-oriented, fresh-water fishing. Kids, bring your dads out for Fathers Day fishing

The Family Fishing Days are free, open to the public, and catch-and-release. The fishing starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. There are seven stocked ponds with channel catfish, bream, and largemouth bass. We will have loaner poles and bait (hotdogs, cut liver, and bacon) available, but everyone is welcome to bring their own equipment and bait.

In an effort to support our program, we are collecting aluminum cans and used printer toner cartridges for recycling. If you could save and bring your cans and used cartridges, we would greatly appreciate it!

For directions, please check out our 'Map to Ponds' link at top left.

Please DO NOT RSVP unless your group is greater than 10 people. If there are more than 10 people in your group, please email with your name and how many adults and kids will be attending. We respectfully ask that you leave your pets at home for all events.

Please mark your calendars for fishing when the new schedule is posted, and join in the fishing fun!!

University of Florida/IFAS
SFRC, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

A young angler shows off his casting technique at the casting contest.

This is what it is all about - family time!

Hannah catches her first catfish at the FFS ponds (Sept., 2012)!

Our Fishing For Success events would not be possible without the hard work and time given by the many people who volunteer to help during the event.  This group of volunteers assisted during the July, 2012 Family Fishing Day.  (Erika, our 2012 FFS Events Coordinator, is front row, left in the picture.)

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