Family Fish Fest







There are currently no scheduled Family Fish Fest events.



About LDWF Family Fish Fests

LDWF Family Fish Fest events include a fishing competition, fishing instruction, shore fishing opportunities, interactive activities, educational displays, awards and prize giveaways. Whether you are new to the sport of fishing or an experienced angler, these events provide something for all ages and skill levels.

The first 100 youth registrants will receive a fishing goodie bag. In addition, every registered participant is automatically entered into raffle drawings for prizes!

The fishing competition at each event includes divisions for all ages and fishing categories for multiple species, with a boat division at locations that have launch access.

Event participants must provide their own fishing equipment and bait. Events will begin shortly after sunrise and will conclude by noon. Click on event dates listed above for more information.  Anyone 16 years and older must have a Louisiana recreational fishing license.

How to Register

There are currently no scheduled Family Fish Fest events. Check back for more information.

Event Activities

In addition to a fishing competition, fun and interactive activities for the entire family are available at each Family Fish Fest. Activities include:

    LDWF mobile touch tank
    Fish identification
    How to age a fish
    Knot tying lessons
    Casting tutorials
    Arts and crafts
    Robbie the Redfish, LDWF’s fish tagging mascot

Partnership Opportunities

  2017 Family Fish Fests were made possible by the generous support of our partners.
    Pure Fishing

There are several ways to support Family Fish Fests and other LDWF programs. For information contact Danica Williams at

Volunteer With Us

Family Fish Fests are also made possible by the help of dedicated volunteers. Volunteering with LDWF provides an opportunity to share your passion for fishing and other outdoor activities with anglers of all ages and levels of experience. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please email the Fisheries Extension section at OR click here to learn more about LDWF’s volunteer opportunities.

Sport Fish Restoration Program

The Fisheries Extension Outreach Program fosters responsible, licensed anglers by organizing community fishing events and developing opportunities for anglers to work as citizen scientists and participate in the conservation of Louisiana’s aquatic resources. The program promotes awareness of the Sport Fish Restoration Program, which utilizes angler support to help ensure the future of recreational fishing in Louisiana for generations to come.

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation

The LDWF Family Fish Fest is hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation. The LWFF was formed to provide a means for individuals and corporations to become partners with the Department and Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana’s wildlife and fish resources. Visit to learn more about the Foundation.