Eagle River Fishing Day for Kids

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Event Category: Events

  • This is fun filled day for children between the ages of 7-12 years old. Area fishing mentors come together to share the beautiful northwoods by taking a child fishing for the afternoon. It’s a great event where many fishing tales and traits are shared and learned. Held at the Vilas County Fairgrounds from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  For more information contact the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce at 800-359-6315.

    Schedule of the Day’s Events:

    10:00 – 11:00 am.       Registration/Sign-up at Vilas County Fairgrounds for children 7-12 years old. Parents/Guardian please stay with your child until he/she is assigned to a guide or boarding the bus to the Funny Farm Fisheries.

    10:00 – 11:00 am.       “How To Tips” Fishing Seminars given by Eagle River Guides Association.

    10:30 – 11:30 am.          Casting Contest

    11:30 a.m.                        Drawing to fish with Mentors – kids whose names are drawn, leave for fishing for the afternoon with their Mentor. (Bag lunch and soda/water provided for kids.)  Parents/Guardians, please meet with guide and fill out permission slip before leaving your child.

    Note:Big Fish of the Day Caught—The child who catches the largest fish (as the best representative of a species caught) of the day will have their fish         professionally mounted.  The mount will need to be picked up at the Eagle River Fishing Day For Kids the following year— July 12, 2018.

    12:00 (Noon)                Mentors and Kids leave to go fishing

    12:00 (Noon)                 Kids board bus to Trout Hatchery.  Kids whose names were not drawn to fish with a Mentor will board the bus and go to the Funny Farm Fisheries in Sayner, WI to fish in their ponds.    (Bag lunch and soda provided for kids.)

    3:00 pm.                         Kids return from Trout Hatchery.   Kids who went to the Funny Farm Fisheries need to be picked up at the Vilas County Fairgrounds at 3:00 pm. sharp.

    4:00 pm.                          Mentors and Kids return from fishing. Kid fishing with Mentors need to be picked up at the Vilas County Fairgrounds at 4:00pm sharp.