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MassWildlife, Cops and Bobbers Family Fishing Festival

April 30 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

This is a free, learn to fish event at Forest Park (299 Sumner Ave.) from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is for children 12 and under and their families. Bring your fishing equipment or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. The event is held in cooperation with the Springfield Elks, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Springfield Parks Department. This event is open to the public. 
Pre-registration is required, contact Jennifer Lapis at [email protected] for more information.
It’s easy to learn to fish. All you need to get started is some simple gear and a little practice! Read fishing tips and watch tutorial videos.
Use our fishing map to find places to fish near you! You can also explore trout stocked waters or handicapped accessible fishing sites
free fishing weekend


April 30
7:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT