Anglers 15 years and younger encouraged to enjoy free, accessible fishing
ODNR: AKRON, OH – Occupying the grounds of the old Akron fish hatchery, the Division of Wildlife District Three youth fishing ponds are open to anglers 15 and under beginning Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 25, and continuing on the weekends through Labor Day.
The youth fishing area is located at 912 Portage Lakes Drive in Akron. Hours of operation are 9:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. every Saturday and Sunday as well as Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) and Labor Day (Monday, September 2).
All young anglers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while in the youth area, but adults are not required to have a fishing license. Adults are not allowed to fish in the youth area, but may assist their young anglers. Picnic tables and restroom facilities are available. Equipment, bait, and Division of Wildlife staff member assistance are provided at no charge thanks to the purchases of Ohio fishing licenses and federal contributions from the Sportfish Restoration Fund.
Questions may be directed to Wildlife District Three at 330-644-2293. For driving directions, go to www.wildohio.com
Species that can be caught include but are not limited to bluegill, catfish, bass, crappie, trout, and carp. Many fish meet or exceed Fish Ohio! length limits. Read more about where to fish, how to target certain species, the popular Fish Ohio! program and more by visitin