May
30
Thu
Lunch and Lures @ Terra Park Fishing Pier
May 30 @ 11:30 am

Join community members for lunch while fishing at Terra Lake on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All anglers are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.

What: Bring your lunch to the Terra Park fishing pier, and the City of Johnston Parks and Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to “cast” away your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing.
When: Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Through October. 4/25-9/26 *Weather Dependent*
Where: Terra Park Fishing Pier, just below Crown Point Community Center at 6300 Pioneer Parkway

Jun
1
Sat
Kids Fish Day @ Annett Nature Center
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am

Have some fishing fun with Warren County Conservation.  Bring the whole family out to learn the art of fishing. Participants can learn the proper way to tie knots, cast and fish safely. The fishing competition will take place at Lester Pond. There will be awards and door prizes given out as well as a free hot dog picnic after fishing. Bring your own pole or borrow one of theirs. Bait will be provided. Please register so they know how many hot dogs they need.

Kids Fishing Derby @ Hawkeye Park
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am

Learn how to cast and fillet a fish for FREE. The Fishing Derby consists of two training activities: Fillet School and Casting School. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing rod and tackle; rods and tackle will be available to those who don’t have their own. Bait provided. A parent or guardian must be present.  Register for the event on Ankeny Parks and Recreation’s website.

Big Creek Lake Appreciation Day @ Big Creek Lake Beach
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am

The 9th annual Big Creek Appreciation Day will be held on Saturday, June 1st from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Many activities are planned for the day including a kids fishing clinic.

Jun
6
Thu
Lunch and Lures @ Terra Park Fishing Pier
Jun 6 @ 11:30 am

Join community members for lunch while fishing at Terra Lake on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All anglers are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.

What: Bring your lunch to the Terra Park fishing pier, and the City of Johnston Parks and Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to “cast” away your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing.
When: Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Through October. 4/25-9/26 *Weather Dependent*
Where: Terra Park Fishing Pier, just below Crown Point Community Center at 6300 Pioneer Parkway

Jun
7
Fri
Fishing Basics @ Fort Des Moines Park, Shelter #1
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am

Learn about the different kinds of fish in Iowa, fishing safety, casting, and how to tie a hook. It is Free Fishing Weekend in Iowa so no license is needed. Bait and poles will be provided. Feel free to a chair to sit in. FREE. No registration required.

Free Fishing Night @ Grays Lake - North Parking Lot
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm

This is a general fishing clinic where kids can learn about: basic spin casting instruction, fish identification and fishing regulations. Bring along equipment if you have it. There will be limited equipment on hand to borrow.  No registration required.

 

Jun
8
Sat
Pleasant Hill Annual Fishing Derby @ Copper Creek Lake Park
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am

Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation and Pleasant Hill Lions Club will be hosting its annual Youth Fishing Derby at Copper Creek Lake Park. The first 150 kids will receive a t-shirt. A raffle drawing will follow the event. Parents are required to attend this event with their child. Participants should bring a fishing rod, extra bait and tackle. Limited bait will be provided and all ages are welcome.

Cops N’ Bobbers @ West Des Moines City Hall
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am

The Cops N’ Bobbers Fishing Derby is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! This free, family event provides a great opportunity to learn about fishing. Iowa Conservation Officers and members of Scheels will be on hand to help young anglers improve their fishing technique. West Des Moines Police Officers will be available to measure fish and to interact with members of the community in a family friendly atmosphere. Registration is required. The first 150 youth participants will receive a free, event t-shirt.

Jun
9
Sun
Family Fishing Fun @ Glissman Conservation Area
Jun 9 @ 4:30 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to fish, teach your kids the joys of fishing, or simply enjoy easy access to one of our hidden lakes? Join us at the Glissman Conservation Area pond during Iowa’s free fishing weekend (no fishing license required) for a Sunday afternoon of fishing fun. We’ll have a limited number of rods and reels that can be borrowed as well as bait and treats for the kids. A naturalist will be on hand to assist new anglers. A great opportunity for an afternoon of outdoor family fun.

Jun
13
Thu
Lunch and Lures @ Terra Park Fishing Pier
Jun 13 @ 11:30 am

Join community members for lunch while fishing at Terra Lake on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All anglers are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.

What: Bring your lunch to the Terra Park fishing pier, and the City of Johnston Parks and Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to “cast” away your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing.
When: Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Through October. 4/25-9/26 *Weather Dependent*
Where: Terra Park Fishing Pier, just below Crown Point Community Center at 6300 Pioneer Parkway

Jun
15
Sat
Catch-it, Clean-it, Cook-it @ Jester Park Outdoor Recreation & Wellness Center
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am

Come learn the basics of fishing, how to clean fish, and then how to cook fish. Fishing license is required for participants over 16 years of age. Bait and poles will be provided but, feel free to bring your own as well.

Pre-registration required; deadline is June 12.

Jun
20
Thu
Lunch and Lures @ Terra Park Fishing Pier
Jun 20 @ 11:30 am

Join community members for lunch while fishing at Terra Lake on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All anglers are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.

What: Bring your lunch to the Terra Park fishing pier, and the City of Johnston Parks and Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to “cast” away your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing.
When: Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Through October. 4/25-9/26 *Weather Dependent*
Where: Terra Park Fishing Pier, just below Crown Point Community Center at 6300 Pioneer Parkway

Jun
27
Thu
Lunch and Lures @ Terra Park Fishing Pier
Jun 27 @ 11:30 am

Join community members for lunch while fishing at Terra Lake on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All anglers are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.

What: Bring your lunch to the Terra Park fishing pier, and the City of Johnston Parks and Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to “cast” away your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing.
When: Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Through October. 4/25-9/26 *Weather Dependent*
Where: Terra Park Fishing Pier, just below Crown Point Community Center at 6300 Pioneer Parkway

Jul
11
Thu
Lunch and Lures @ Terra Park Fishing Pier
Jul 11 @ 11:30 am

Join community members for lunch while fishing at Terra Lake on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All anglers are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.

What: Bring your lunch to the Terra Park fishing pier, and the City of Johnston Parks and Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to “cast” away your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing.
When: Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Through October. 4/25-9/26 *Weather Dependent*
Where: Terra Park Fishing Pier, just below Crown Point Community Center at 6300 Pioneer Parkway

Jul
18
Thu
Lunch and Lures @ Terra Park Fishing Pier
Jul 18 @ 11:30 am

Join community members for lunch while fishing at Terra Lake on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All anglers are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.

What: Bring your lunch to the Terra Park fishing pier, and the City of Johnston Parks and Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to “cast” away your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing.
When: Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Through October. 4/25-9/26 *Weather Dependent*
Where: Terra Park Fishing Pier, just below Crown Point Community Center at 6300 Pioneer Parkway

Jul
25
Thu
Lunch and Lures @ Terra Park Fishing Pier
Jul 25 @ 11:30 am

Join community members for lunch while fishing at Terra Lake on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All anglers are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.

What: Bring your lunch to the Terra Park fishing pier, and the City of Johnston Parks and Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to “cast” away your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing.
When: Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Through October. 4/25-9/26 *Weather Dependent*
Where: Terra Park Fishing Pier, just below Crown Point Community Center at 6300 Pioneer Parkway

Aug
1
Thu
Lunch and Lures @ Terra Park Fishing Pier
Aug 1 @ 11:30 am

Join community members for lunch while fishing at Terra Lake on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All anglers are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.

What: Bring your lunch to the Terra Park fishing pier, and the City of Johnston Parks and Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to “cast” away your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing.
When: Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Through October. 4/25-9/26 *Weather Dependent*
Where: Terra Park Fishing Pier, just below Crown Point Community Center at 6300 Pioneer Parkway

Aug
8
Thu
Lunch and Lures @ Terra Park Fishing Pier
Aug 8 @ 11:30 am

Join community members for lunch while fishing at Terra Lake on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All anglers are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.

What: Bring your lunch to the Terra Park fishing pier, and the City of Johnston Parks and Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to “cast” away your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing.
When: Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Through October. 4/25-9/26 *Weather Dependent*
Where: Terra Park Fishing Pier, just below Crown Point Community Center at 6300 Pioneer Parkway

Aug
15
Thu
Lunch and Lures @ Terra Park Fishing Pier
Aug 15 @ 11:30 am

Join community members for lunch while fishing at Terra Lake on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All anglers are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.

What: Bring your lunch to the Terra Park fishing pier, and the City of Johnston Parks and Recreation Department will have bait and fishing poles for you to “cast” away your workday for an hour of carefree catch and release fishing.
When: Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Through October. 4/25-9/26 *Weather Dependent*
Where: Terra Park Fishing Pier, just below Crown Point Community Center at 6300 Pioneer Parkway