Celebrating our 15th year serving greater Peoria, il
A unique non-profit organization that provides free fishing opportunities for youth, seniors, veterans, and special needs groups in our community.
Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday by group reservations only.
Sundays from Noon – 4 pm are open to the public for Family Fishing Days!
We can provide all the gear or you are allowed to use your own.
No reservation required for Sundays.
We are CLOSED on Mother's and Father"s day
There is no fee, we run entirely from donations.
Our 2022 season runs from May 10th to October 16th.
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.