Thursday, August 26, 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 

Beginner Fishing Workshop

Thursday, August 26, 2021
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Meet at the fishing pier on the east side of Terra Lake (by Crown Point Community Center).

Join us at Terra Park for this fun and interactive beginner fishing workshop designed for individuals age 12 and older. Participants will learn key fundamental fishing skills and enjoy time to fish. If you have your own equipment, please bring it with you. Limited equipment will be available upon request. We will provide basic terminal tackle and bait.

If you are age 16 and older, you must have an Iowa Fishing License. Event registration is required.

How you can prepare:

  • Register for the event.
  • Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.
  • Check out the fishing "Tutorials & Guides"  page on the FirstCatchCenterIowa website for information. 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.

Questions? Email: firstcatchcenteriowa@gmail.com


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

Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Event will only be cancelled in the event of severe weather.

Thursday, August 26

Schedule of events - 4:00 - 6:00 pm

  • Arrive and check in by 4:00.
  • 4:00 - 5:00: Basic fishing instruction - tackle assembly, casting fish identification and applicable regulations
  • 5:00 - 6:00: Fishing

Note: Participants borrowing equipment will need to provide an ID, keys or similar item as collateral.