Sunday, August 8, 2021 


Terra Park, Johnston, Iowa 
6400 Pioneer Pkwy
Meet at fishing pier on east side of lake.
Johnston, IA 50131

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Amber Piatt
Fish Iowa! First Catch Center 

Introduction to Kayak Fishing

Sunday, August 8, 2021
3:00pm – 5:30pm

Meet at the fishing pier on the east side of Terra Lake (by Crown Point Community Center).

Individuals ages 12+ years old are invited to learn kayak fishing basics at Terra Lake. Prerequisite - must have attended one of our basic kayaking events, as this program will be challenging to those who do not know basic kayaking skills. Participants will learn key skills such as balancing the kayak while fishing, fish habitat identification, fishing rod placement, risks & hazard identification, and risk management. Limited kayaks, and rods and reels will be available while supplies last. Please bring your own equipment, if you have it. Adult supervision is required at all times. Adult registration for those under 18 years old is required.

How you can prepare:

  • Register for the event.
  • Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.
  • Check out the calendar for future events.

    The First Catch Center is a new outdoor recreation program based out of the City of Johnston's Parks and Recreation Department. The First Catch Center is focused on helping beginning and casual anglers become more successful while promoting outdoor fun for everyone. They provide the resources, experiences, and support needed to enjoy fishing and the outdoors. The program is a collaborative effort of several agencies and organizations in central Iowa. Learn more at www.firstcatchcenteriowa.com.


    Terra Lake, Johnston, IA - 6400 Pioneer Pkwy, Johnston, IA 50131

    Please wear sturdy shoes (no flip flops) and dress for the weather. Event will only be cancelled in the event of severe weather.

    Satruday, July 17, 2021

    Schedule of events - 3:00 - 5:30 pm

    • Arrive and check in before 3:00 (or 4:15 if you are in session 2).
    • Basic kayaking instruction and on water experience

    3:00 - 4:15: Session 1

    4:15 - 5:30: Session 2