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Family Fish Fest

Casting inflatable
Family Fish Fest casting inflatable
Arts and crafts at Family Fish Fest
Arts and crafts at Family Fish Fest
Robbie the Redfish
Robbie the Redfish at Family Fish Fest

There are no Family Fish Fests scheduled at this time. If you're interested in fishing one of our stocked community fishing ponds, please visit our Get Out and Fish! page.

LDWF and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation host Family Fish Fest with activities for your entire family to enjoy, whether you’re new to the sport of fishing or an experienced angler. Prior to each Family Fish Fest, the pond is stocked with adult size channel catfish. 

Join us for a day of bank fishing and fun fishing activities including:

  • Casting inflatable
  • Fish identification
  • Knot tying lessons
  • Arts and crafts
  • An appearance by Robbie the Redfish, LDWF’s mascot

Plus, the first 100 youth registrants receive fishing goodie bags, and every registered participant is automatically entered to win raffle prizes.

Participants 16 years and older must have a Louisiana recreational fishing license.

Partner with Us

The generous support of our partners helps make Family Fish Fest possible. There are several ways to support Family Fish Fest and other LDWF educational programs and events. For information, contact Danica Williams at

Volunteer with Us

Our dedicated volunteers help make Family Fish Fest a success. 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’re interested in volunteering, please email

Sport Fish Restoration Program

Family Fish Fests are funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program. This program uses funding from taxes on fishing equipment and motorboat and small engine fuel to support projects that conserve, protect, and enhance fish and their habitats and the fishing and recreational boating opportunities they provide. LDWF uses Sport Fish Restoration funds for a number of projects including organizing community fishing events such as Family Fish Fest to foster responsible, licensed anglers and developing opportunities for anglers to work as citizen scientists and participate in the conservation of Louisiana’s aquatic resources.