MA Offers Online Fishing Instruction Classes

Join MassWildlife for a free online introductory fishing class. This beginner’s class will teach you all the basics including what gear you’ll need and how to use it, rigging your rod, where to find fishing spots, fish ID and anatomy, as well as the basic rules and regulations.

Due to COVID-19, in-person classes are canceled until further notice. Open online courses are listed below; registration is required and space is limited to 50 people per class. Once you have registered, you will receive a link to join the virtual classroom.

  • Online introductory class: Tuesday, June 23, 4–6 p.m. Register now
  • Online introductory class: Thursday, June 25, 5–7 p.m. Register now
  • Online introductory class: Friday, June 26, 3–5 p.m. Register now

All participants who complete the online class and have a fishing license will be able to borrow a spin-casting rod for the summer. Class graduates will receive instructions on how to pick up the rods. Note: While fishing licenses are only required for those 15 and over, each household must have at least one licensed adult to borrow fishing rods; there will be a two rod per family maximum.