Fishing Event



Make your way over to Ely City Park on Sunday May 3 from 1:00 – 3:00pm for a FREE family friendly fishing experience! Throughout the 2 hour event, anglers will learn basic instruction on fishing, a brief overview of Iowa DNR fishing regulations, have plenty of time to fish around the pond and will end with a drawing for prizes based on those who pre-registered and signed in.

Pre-regsitration is required for this event to avoid overcrowding at the pond. There are no age restrictions for this event. The Iowa DNR will have fishing poles available for anglers who do not have their own gear.

This joint event is organized by the City of Ely, the Iowa DNR, Johnson County Conservation, Indian Creek Lures (of Marion) and Corridor Outdoor Adventures. The schedule for the event is listed below:

Fishing Tips for New Anglers @ 12:45pm
– Tying a fishing line
– Baiting a hook
– How to remove a fish once caught (live demo)

Registration Check In @ 1:00pm
– Pre-registration required to avoid over crowding the pond. (The link to register will be available in the coming days)

Open Fishing 1:15pm – 2:45pm
– Volunteers will be on site to help anglers if/when needed
– Fish may be measured and scaled to teach young anglers about Iowa DNR rules on what to keep and what not to keep when fishing at locations where keeping is allowed

Wrap Up Discussion 2:45pm

Drawing for Prizes (based on those who checked in for the event) 3:00pm

Check out the Facebook event page here!


Register for this FREE event here: Register