Maryland releases schedule of youth fishing rodeos

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has released their 2023 Maryland Youth Fishing Rodeo schedule. Youth anglers of all ages are encouraged to hone their fishing skills at any of Maryland’s nearly 50 youth fishing rodeos spread out across the state this year.

The department is working with dozens of organizations in 14 counties across the state to offer free and engaging fishing opportunities for thousands of youth. Many of the events are held in Maryland State Parks and other public lands.

Rodeo events are held from spring until late fall. Maryland’s youth fishing rodeo program receives financial support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program.

Hancock’s Tonoloway Rod & Gun Club will host a Fishing Rodeo on May 6 at the Tonoloway Lake/Picnic Area. Rodeo starts at 8 a.m. and is free and open to youth aged 3 to 15. For more information, contact Leroy Mann at 301-302-9112.

Other fishing rodeos in Washington County can be found on the DNR fisheries page.

While all are free and open to the public, there are space limitations at some venues. Attendees should visit the department website and call the contact number listed to register. Attendees should also check the online rodeo schedule for any cancellations or rescheduling.