My Awesome Guide to Freshwater Fishing: Essential Techniques and Tools for Kids (My Awesome Field Guide for Kids) (Paperback)

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Explore the fun of fishing with this guide for kids ages 8 to 12

Kids will cast their line and see what they catch with My Awesome Field Guide to Freshwater Fishing, the complete handbook for aspiring young anglers. Help kids learn all about the fish that live in their local waters—from tiny bluegills to massive northern pikes—and how to reel them in. They'll tackle the basics of North American freshwater fishing and dive into a brand-new hobby!

This hands-on entry into fishing books for kids includes:
  • 10 common species—Kids will meet 10 fish that are perfect for their first adventures, with facts and photos to help identify them.
  • Fishing tips and tricks—This book teaches kids the skills they'll need, how to stay safe, and how to release their catch or prepare it to eat.
  • Their own field notebook—Kids can keep track of which fish they caught and where with blank field log pages to record what they find.

Kids can identify and catalog all kinds of local fish with this fascinating field guide that has everything they need to get started.

About the Author

JOHN PAXTON is an author and avid angler who spends much of his time fishing with his two children across New England. John enjoys learning everything he can about fishing and boating, and shares what he learns with the world on his website

Praise For…

"Fishing with my dad is one of my most cherished childhood memories. John's combination of easy-to-follow steps and instructional artwork will help any parent give their child a lifelong love of fishing and the outdoors." —Russ Egan, founder of All Fishing Gear,

"I've been guiding three generations of John's family on Lake Champlain and the Harris Chain in Florida for over ten years. He has the knowledge and the patience to be a guide himself. He's a great parent, and his literary skills are the icing on the cake, making him the perfect author for a children's fishing book like this. The addition of the interactive log makes this guide the perfect introduction for kids, keeping them interested and involved in the wholesome pastime we love so much." —Captain Mick Maynard, Lake Champlain Charter Captain

"Fishing has been such a blessing to my family, and having My Awesome Guide to Freshwater Fishing is truly a gift in learning how to prepare, what types of tools we'll need, and most importantly, how to make it fun for families! John's expertise is evident in each chapter in a clear guide with well-illustrated pictures and well-organized chapters. Grab this book if you want to make fishing a family hobby—your kids will thank you!" —Jamie Taylor, founder of Taylored Media Group and blogger for

"When we have young children at the Lodge, it just seems to infuse our staff with a little added energy. Young folks on their first fishing trips are a joy to watch even as they get a little added 'fishing off the dock' time. One father's observation is that as his boys grew into their teen years and began to make their way through life, the time with dad and the tradition of coming to the Lodge is of paramount importance and brings them right back. As John has fished with his father several times at our Lodge, he is the perfect person to write on this subject from a very personal and firsthand experience." —Larry McQuarrie (Captain Mac), owner of Sportsman's Cove Lodge

Product Details
ISBN: 9781648768903
ISBN-10: 1648768903
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: August 17th, 2021
Pages: 140
Language: English
Series: My Awesome Field Guide for Kids