Looking for family fun that’s off the hook? The Family and Youth Casting Call (FYCC) is a free annual event where the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) provides fishing instruction, supplies bait and equipment, and organizes volunteer fishing instructors to help participants learn the basics of fishing in a fun, supportive setting.
Families can bring their own fishing equipment or youth may use the spin casting equipment provided by DOEE.
The event also includes environmental education stations hosted by DOEE and local partnering organizations in the Family and Youth Casting Call Angler Adventures Education Tent. Stations include wildlife, watershed, and pollution awareness activities, casting practice, local boating and fishing club and camp information, and a variety of other hands-on and informative features.
The 2019 Family & Youth Casting Call will be held Saturday, June 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Anacostia Park outside of the Aquatic Resources Education Center (1900 Anacostia Dr. SE). Event registration to reserve a one hour fishing slot, equipment, and instruction will open on May 1. Head to the Family & Youth Casting Call page to learn more about the event. Learn more about licensing requirements and fishing regulations at the DOEE ‘District Fishing’ site.
Register to reserve a one hour fishing slot, equipment, and instruction will open on May 1, 2019 online at the Casting Call website.
Can’t make it June 1? Don’t worry. Save the date for more group opportunities to fish the river during Anacostia Family Fishing Days from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on July 7, August 3, September 8, and October 5.