Night Fishing on the Tidal Basin

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Thank you for your interest in the Night Fishing at the Tidal Basin event hosted by DOEE, Bureau of Land Management and FishingCommunity.org. Unfortunately, registration has closed, but walk-up participants will be accommodated as space, equipment, and volunteer angler-led instruction allow. You can learn more about this event and other AREC and angler education programming by visiting doee.dc.gov/arec. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to doee.arec@dc.gov or teresa.rodriguez@dc.gov (202-535-2276). Best regards, AREC Education Staff DOEE AREC Education Staff Government of the District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment Fisheries & Wildlife Division Aquatic Resources Education Center 1900 Anacostia Drive SE Washington, DC 20020 doee.arec@dc.gov Main: 202-535-2276 Alt: 202-440-3951 doee.dc.gov/arec

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Thank you for your interest in the Night Fishing at the Tidal Basin event hosted by DOEE, Bureau of Land Management and FishingCommunity.org. Unfortunately, registration has closed, but walk-up participants will be accommodated as space, equipment, and volunteer angler-led instruction allow. You can learn more about this event and other AREC and angler education programming by visiting doee.dc.gov/arec. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to doee.arec@dc.gov or teresa.rodriguez@dc.gov (202-535-2276). Best regards, AREC Education Staff DOEE AREC Education Staff Government of the District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment Fisheries & Wildlife Division Aquatic Resources Education Center 1900 Anacostia Drive SE Washington, DC 20020 doee.arec@dc.gov Main: 202-535-2276 Alt: 202-440-3951 doee.dc.gov/arec
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Night Fishing on the Tidal Basin

A chance to see what fish might bite under moonlight

Join the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and FishingCommunity.org for an evening of fishing along the Tidal Basin on Thursday, August 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Register in advance and meet at the fishing trailer in the Tidal Basin parking lot near the paddle boat rentals to check in, sign out equipment, and receive instruction on the best fish to target.

PLEASE NOTE: This free event will be held rain or shine. It is best suited for older teens, adults, and seniors, but youth 15 and under may share equipment with their adult chaperones.
Participants 16-64 years old must have a DC fishing license. Obtain a 2019 DC Fishing License online for $10.00 for District residents ($13.00 for non-residents). Participants should dress for the weather and bring water as well as flashlights/headlamps for fishing after sunset. Participants and attendees assume all risks associated with the event and its activities.


FAQs

  1. Where is this located and is there parking?
    The fishing equipment trailer and event check in will take place at the 1500 Evens Maine Parking area adjacent to the Tidal Basin Paddle Boat Rental Area.

    Visit https://www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/directions.htm and https://www.nps.gov/nama/planyourvisit/parking.htm for directions, maps, and parking details.

  2. Do I have to arrive at the start of the event and stay for the full 3 hours?
    This is a drop in event, so you may arrive at any time between 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, but equipment check out will stop at 8:30 pm.

  3. Is there a minimum or maximum age?
    This opportunity is best suited to anglers ages 16 and up. Youth under 16 may attend and share equipment with a licensed adult chaperone.

    For other opportunities for youth to be introduced to angling, attend a free Anacostia River Family Fishing Day on Sunday, September 8 and Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Register and learn more at https://doee.dc.gov/service/learn-fish.

  4. Do I need a fishing license?
    All anglers aged 16-64 are required to have a DC fishing license. Obtain one online and read more about license requirements and fishing regulations at https://doee.dc.gov/service/fishdc and https://doee.dc.gov/service/get-fishing-license.

  5. Can I bring my own fishing equipment?
    Yes, you may bring your own equipment and tackle to the event and still receive tips and instruction for targeting species, including the invasive Northern Snakehead (Channa argus). Please still register in advance.

  6. Can I keep the fish I catch?
    This event is primarily catch-and-release, but you may keep what you catch provided you bring a cooler with ice and follow all DC Fishing Regulations. Invasive species (Northern Snakehead, Blue Catfish, Flathead Catfish) are to be dispatched and removed.

  7. What if the event is full and tickets are sold out? Is there a waitlist?
    Space, equipment, and volunteer angler-led instruction are limited. There is no waitlist for this event.

    Visit https://doee.dc.gov/service/learn-fish to see other upcoming angling opportunities including the Anacostia River Family Fishing Days taking place on Sunday, September 8 and Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Anacostia River Boat Ramp, adjacent to the DOEE Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC) in Anacostia Park.

  8. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
    No, you do not. We will check you in using the first and last name of the person of each registrant (i.e., the contact information entered into Eventbrite).

  9. What if I can no longer attend or need to change my reservations? How can I contact the organizer with questions?
    Log into Eventbrite, or email the DOEE AREC Education Staff at doee.arec@dc.gov. Equipment and volunteer support are limited and we appreciate advanced notice if your plans change.


Additional questions
may be directed to the DOEE AREC Education Staff at doee.arec@dc.gov or contact Teresa Rodriguez at teresa.rodriguez@dc.gov or 202-535-2276.


This event is made possible by the U.S. Sport Fish Restoration Fund and is one of many environmental education and angling opportunities through the Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC). All AREC programs are FREE, but space is limited. View other programs and learn more about the Aquatic Resources Education Center by visiting https://doee.dc.gov/arec.



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