Fishing is a rewarding sport that can be exciting and relaxing at the same time. From stalking trout while wading in a local river to casting along a local pond or lake for bluegill and catfish, there is a type of fishing that will keep your mind and body engaged no matter your interest or experience level. If you are looking for a way to de-stress, stay fit and enjoy being outside, fishing might just be for you—try it and find out at the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience.

Saturday 11 AM – 7 PM and Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM

Fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn.

Learn all about the art of fly fishing in our Fishing Village. Fly experts will teach you how to choose the best fly rods and reels, how to tie a fly and how to cast a fly that will help you land the big one.

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  • Try Fly Tying
    Join members of the Miami Valley Fly Fishers for tips on tying cool flies.
  • Try Fly Casting
    Let the experts show you how to cast a fly rod in our custom casting pond.
  • Kids Spin Casting
    Have fun casting a spin rod with your child in the Kid’s Casting Zone.
  • Watch It
    Get face to face with our large river fish in the ORSANCO mobile trailer aquarium and check out bait demos, all courtesy of Fisherman’s Headquarters.
  • Compete It
    Show up early Saturday morning and join the Buckeye Kayak Fishing Trail tournament.

After the event

Five Rivers MetroParks lakes, ponds and rivers are rich in fish life. All members of the family, young and old, can find a place to fish for recreation, relaxation or food. Whether you’re fishing from the deck of a bass boat, paddling a fishing kayak down a meandering stream, wading the riffles of a babbling creek or sitting in the shade on the bank of a quiet pond, there is a place for you in a MetroPark.

Learn more about fishing in your MetroParks.

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