“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

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.

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!

CAST Covid-19 Event Policy and Procedures

The CAST for Kids Foundation will be holding all 2020 events in compliance with CDC, National, State and local guidelines for Covid-19.  We will be following these guidelines for the safety, health and well-being of our participants, families, volunteers and staff.  If we can hold an event according to state guidelines, as states phase in their re-opening, we will. However, our events may look different than they have in the past. Lunch and awards may be broken into separate groups to enhance social distancing. At a minimum, we will be implementing 6’ social distancing guidelines and the use of protective measures like masks and hand sanitizers.  We are confident we have figured out how to provide a safe, relaxing, fun environment for everyone to enjoy at CAST for Kids events in 2020! However, it will be impossible to guarantee the safety of all CAST participants and volunteers. Please consider each of your individual risks associated with the Covid-19 pandemic when making your decision to attend any CAST event.

Event Location

Lake Washington
Renton, Washington (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator
Bernadette Darby

Photos & Video From This Event

Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

City of Renton, WDFW, Puget Sound Anglers; Renton Chapter, Danielson Tackle, Western Bass Club, SPEEA, Club, Auburn Sports and Marine, Renton Fire Department, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Starbucks Coffee, Cadence Fishing, and C.A.S.T for Kids Foundation.

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2018 Event Recap

On the first Saturday in June, local Renton families gathered along with 600 kids to go fishing on Lake Washington at Gene Coulon Park. Participants grabbed their t-shirts and goody bags then gathered to hear a water safety talk given by the Renton Fire Department. After the water safety talk, participants received a Cadence rod and reel to keep then enthusiastically they headed down to the dock. Hooks were baited with worms and other various baits. Children took home one or two fish cleaned by volunteers along with recipes to try at home! Thank you to all our hard working and dedicated volunteers from several fishing clubs who helped to 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 600 kids caught fish with the help of more than 40 volunteers.