by Jill Piwko



Our family attending the Family Fishing Fair at Ramona Park a few years ago and loved it! We had so much fun fishing and doing all of the activities offered. Plus, the event is free. What a great way to try out fishing and participate in a great community event!

boy fly casting

When Is The Event?

Family Fishing Fair at Ramona Park in Portage
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free Community Event!

This free community event offers various activities for all ages and abilities, so bring the whole family out to experience the joys and lifetime benefits associated with fishing, boating and aquatic conservation.

Whether this is your first time, or you are a fair weather fishing fan, the Family Fishing Fair is sure to bring smiles and good times! Fishing equipment loaners will be on hand for those hoping to reel in their first (or next) catch of the day…no experience necessary as local fishing guides and experts will be on-site to provide all the guidance you need.


Activities For The Kids

Activities include lure making, knot tying, fly casting, fly tying, rod rigging, seminars by local fishing experts, boater safety, kayak and paddle board demo’s and much more!

150 Kids will receive a their own fishing rod courtesy of United Water!


For More Information

For more information or to volunteer for this event, contact the Portage Parks Department at 329-4522.

Event activities provided by: Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery Michigan DNR Lee’s Adventure Sports Trout Unlimited Kalamazoo Nature Center Kal-Valley Bass Club Kalamazoo Sail & Power Squadron.

*Michigan Law requires a fishing license for anyone age 17 and older to fish. A season license or day pass can be purchased at a local sporting goods retailer.

By | 2014-04-28T09:48:01+00:00 April 28th, 2014|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Kids, Learn, Newly Published|Comments Off on Family Fishing Fair At Ramona Park On May 17

About the Author:

Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.