Conserve Fish, Go Fishing!

The National Park Service manages fish and fishing to conserve native fish for future generations. As an angler, you are an important part of conservation. When you fish, you are helping to manage the resource while also recreating in the country's most treasured landscapes. Anglers have contributed billions of dollars to conservation through revenues from licenses and excise taxes on sport fishing tackle, some boat engines, and small engine fuel.

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A short video highlighting the fish you may see in parks and some of the fishing opportunities available.

Man casting line into middle of stream

Fishing Opportunities in National Parks

Find fishing opportunities and regulations in parks.

Cartoon of park ranger and kid learning to fish in river

Become a Junior Ranger Angler!

Get reeled into fishing with the new Junior Ranger Let’s Go Fishing! Booklet.

Ranger measuring length of fish on ruler.

Fish Conservation

Learn what NPS does to protect and conserve native fish.

Last updated: December 9, 2019

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