Fishing is a wonderful way to spend a day outdoors with your child, but it’s also quite beneficial to their growth as well. They can learn many essential life skills, improve their physical and mental health, and gain respect for nature when fishing. To get your little one excited about the sport and give them an introduction to the world of fishing, there are several children’s books on the subject that you can read together.
My First Fish
This book by Sam D. Smith follows a character named Mason as he goes on a fishing trip with his father. Your child learns along with Mason about fishing supplies, watching the bobber, and having patience. It’s aimed at children aged three to six, and it discusses many different types of fish that they’ll come across on their own fishing trip.
Kids Gone Fishin’ (The Freshwater Angler)
Author Dave Maas helps your child catch more fish, as well as larger ones, with this wonderful guide. It helps them decide which fish to try for and teaches them the right tackle to use for each specific species. It even covers how to clean their catch. A map shows your child which fish are local to them. It’s for children aged six to eleven.
Grandpa’s Lessons on Fishing and Life
This picture book for children that are four to twelve years old from author Ruthie Godfrey is filled with fishing tips. Many of these tips can also be applied to other important life experiences. The character of Grandpa helps your child learn the basics needed for a successful fishing adventure.
My First Fishing Book: Children’s Fishing Log & Guide
Your child will learn all the basics of fishing in this book by Robert A. McCraw. It talks about fishing knots, lures, baits, and which fish to watch for. It even has a place where they can log all of the fish they catch.
Hand Over Hand
This is one of the few children’s books about fishing that shows young girls that this sport isn’t just for boys. Nina begs her grandfather repeatedly to take her fishing. When he finally agrees, she ends up with the biggest catch of the day. Your child learns about fishing along with Nina as she discovers how to bait a hook, pull in a fish, and remove her catch. This book from author Alma Fullerton is suitable for children ages five through eight.
Outdoor IQ Ultimate Fishing Guide Just for Kids!
This book by David D. Shellhaas provides children with all of the tips and techniques they’ll need, as well as facts about fishing. They’ll learn about game fish, including bluegill, crappie, perch, and trout. It even explains how to catch them, and it recommends the best fishing gear and tackles.
By reading these entertaining books with your child, they’ll become excited about your upcoming fishing adventures. They teach valuable lessons as well as inspire conversations about this fun and exciting sport.