Experience Hooked on Fishing Park

A unique non-profit organization that provides free fishing opportunities for youth, seniors, veterans, and special needs groups in our community.

Reservations required Tues.- Sat. for people who provide services to our patrons.
Sundays from Noon – 4pm are public Family Fishing Days! Our 2021 season runs from May 6th to October.

Upcoming Events

  • Clay Shoot Fundraiser
    Time is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Mackinaw, 1301 County Rd 2900 E, Mackinaw, IL 61755, USA
    Come Join us for a great day at the sporting clay course to raise money to support our mission. - Price includes, course fee and ammo.. yes ammo!
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About Us

Hooked on Fishing  is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides fishing opportunities for our community. Our passion is helping children, senior citizens, and special needs groups to appreciate the joys of fishing.  We primarily work with school groups, scouts, park districts, community groups, churches, special needs groups, nursing homes, and other organizations that provide services for kids, senior citizens, or disabled individuals. All fishing is “catch and release”.  We provide the equipment and bait.  Beyond the basics, we enjoy teaching fish biology, knot tying, fishing ethics, fishing techniques and good fishing sportsmanship. We are happy to work with teachers, scout masters and group leaders to custom design instructional programs that meet their specific educational objectives. Because of the importance of artesian wells in supplying water to our ponds, we can also provide instruction on aquifers, artesian wells, and water quality issues. Our enthusiastic volunteers are able to provide much one-on-one help, guidance, and instruction to novice anglers.



We love our hooked on fishing trips. Its our favorite spot to work on our basic fishing skills. I would recommend Hooked on Fishing to any and all new , old and in between fishing enthusiasts. Extremely helpful ,knowlegable staff. Just a great time every time. Thank you for the memories.


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