“I took my daughter Natalie to the Fishing Kids event at Lake Washington, it was such a blast! I never really went fishing as a kid so I learned as much as she did! Although, I still won’t touch the fish, my 6 year old daughter has me beat in that department! Thanks CAST for Kids, your Fishing Kids Event was the highlight of our year!” – Josh Hudson, Renton, WA

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This is a Fishing Kids event designed to provide all children the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing.

Thanks to the generous donations of several organizations, businesses and community groups, children ages 5 to 14 years old will have an opportunity to receive a hands-on fishing lesson from volunteer anglers. Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in water safety, boating and natural resource demonstrations.

Registration Details: Each pre-registered child will receive a Lew’s rod & reel combo and an event t-shirt. Registration is limited to the first 600 youths. Registration will open March 30 and close May 23.

Volunteers: On-shore volunteers are needed to assist the kids fish, hand out gear, clean fish, etc. Are you with a group – sign up with your group and have one person contact the Event Coordinator with the total number in your group. Are you an individual who would like to volunteer – contact the Event Coordinator and let us know your name, phone number, and what you’d like to help out with. Thanks!

Event Location

Lake Washington
Renton, Washington (map)


Event Contacts

Event Coordinator

Kristen Phillips



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2017 Event Recap

Families gathered along with 430 kids to go fishing on Lake Washington at Gene Coulon Park. Participants grabbed their t-shirts and gathered to hear an entertaining water safety talk given by the Renton Fire Water Safety Team. Life jackets were made available for parents to learn proper fitting on their child. Once everyone learned about the risks of drowning and how to play it safe, they received a Lew’s rod and reel to fish that day and to take home. Enthusiastically they headed down to the dock. Hooks were baited with worms but the fish were slower to bite this year. Children took home one or two fish cleaned by Dick’s Sporting Goods volunteers along with recipes for yummy eating! Thank you to all our hard working and dedicated volunteers from CBP and several fishing clubs to name a few who set-up the event and shared their love of fishing so kids could learn how to fish successfully. We couldn’t do it without all of our amazing event partners! All in all the day was perfect, as 430 kids caught fish with the help of more than 70 volunteers.

In the News: Renton Reporter (2014 event)

Thanks to our Event Sponsors

First Financial Northwest Foundation, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, City of Renton, Sheet Metal Union Workers Local #66, WDFW, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Alaska USA Credit Union, Puget Sound Anglers: Renton Chapter, Renton Kiwanis, Danielson Tackle, Meridian Family Auto Repair, CBP, The Landing, Western Bass Club, Western Washington Walleye Club, Auburn Sports and Marine, Renton Fire Department, Renton Piazza, U.S. Coastguard Auxiliary, Starbucks Coffee, Take Me Fishing, Lew’s, and C.A.S.T for Kids Foundation