The West Palm Beach Fishing Club’s charitable affiliate, the Palm Beach County Fishing Foundation (PBCFF), will conduct its Kid’s Fishing Day program on July 25th, 26th & 27th, at the Lake Park Harbor Marina. The Town of Lake Park plays a supportive role in this heartwarming annual community event. 


For the past 30 years, this unique outreach program has targeted children from throughout Palm Beach County who don’t normally have the opportunity or means to experience saltwater fishing aboard a big boat.  Kids are treated to a special day of marine environmental education, and get a wonderful introduction to saltwater angling and fishing adventure. 


Youngsters from various area summer recreation programs, including kids from Lake Park, church affiliated organizations, and mentoring youth groups are scheduled to participate.  In addition to the children, approximately 100 volunteers will also take part.


For some of the children, the ocean encounter will be a first time experience. Just the adventure of cruising out the inlet and seeing a flying fish or sea turtle as they head offshore is a big deal for some of the youngsters. In addition to a fishing trip aboard the ‘Living On Island Time’ drift boat, the kids will also learn about fishing techniques and boating safety.


Each youth group will rotate through a series of educational activity stations, which include knot tying, how to cast a fishing rod, how to set up a tackle box, how to be a responsible angler and much more.  A marine ‘touch tank’ provided by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission will highlight the land-based activities. 


With the help of marine biologists and local fishing experts, the kids will be able to interact with some of the marine animals that live in local waters like the Lake Worth Lagoon.  The kids will learn the importance of protecting mangroves and sea grasses.  The touch tank station is an entertaining and effective teaching tool that helps convey the message ‘With no Habitat, There are no Fish’.


Participants, accompanied by their chaperones, range in age from 8 to 12 years old. The program, which is offered free of charge by the PBCFF, provides each child with a special T-shirt, lunch, drinks, a two-hour drift fishing trip and personalized certificates of participation. Upon completion of the program, each child will be presented with a new fishing rod and reel, sponsored by the Florida Foundation for Responsible Angling. 


Adult volunteers from the West Palm Beach Fishing Club serve as program instructors during the event.  One of the program goals is to help connect kids to the outdoors, giving them a greater appreciation for the marine environment and building better environmental stewards for the future. 


Since its inception in 1988, over 13,000 kids have benefited from the program. Kid’s Fishing Day is underwritten by generous businesses and organizations, including title sponsor, the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County.  The Town of Lake Park is an instrumental partner in this program, providing an ideal location to headquarter the event.  Additional support for the event is provided by individuals who help sponsor one or more children with a donation of $35 or more.


Participants are required to pre-register to confirm availability. Limited space is available for appropriately aged children accompanied by an adult. 

Call the West Palm Beach Fishing Club at (561) 832-6780

or Visit their website for more information.




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Marina Office


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fuel Dock 

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Boat Ramp 

24 Hours


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Diesel ~ ULS

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