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Kids and Adult Fishing Clinic

Fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

The Gowanda Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. is partnering with the NYS DEC, Lake Erie Chapter of International Fly Fishers and Bill's Flies to introduce future generations of all ages to the sport of fishing, by providing a hands-on clinic, where upon completion the adults and kids will have gained enough knowledge to safely get started fishing the waterways.

   The clinic will be a hands-on/interactive catch and release event:

  • All ages, Adult accompaniment required for all youth participants
    • Open to anyone that wants to learn how to fish
    • Dress accordingly for the weather, as classroom type stations will be outdoors at the fire hall and also on the Cattaraugus Creek
    • Fishing poles and tackle available to borrow. Bait provided.
    • DEC designated FREE FISHING EVENT. No fishing license needed by participants of any age during event hours only. All other Freshwater Fishing regulations still apply.
    • Lunch provided
  • The adults and kids will learn the basics from the ground floor up including:
    • The necessary gear including rods, reels, line, casting, knots, baits, etc.
    • The fish and their behaviors
    • Techniques used when first starting out
    • The locations and timing when to have the best success
    • Beginner fly fishing 
    • Fly Fishing Station
    • Water Safety
  • Pre-registration online is required as seating is limited to 100
    • Register by clicking the link below
    • For more info, email us at gowandafirerescue [at]  


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Phone Number

Gowanda Volunteer Fire Company
230 Aldrich Street
Gowanda, NY 14070
United States

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