|Requirement & Law|
|CHILDREN / DISABLED FISHING AREAS|
|Related page: Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities|
|The following is a list of waters available to fishing exclusively for children 12 years of age and younger and persons who have certain physical or mental impairments in that they are unable to cast or retrieve a line or bait hooks or remove fish, or who are totally blind or are permanently deprived of the full use of a leg or both legs, or whose visual acuity with best correcting lens is 3/60 or 10/200 or poorer in the better eye, or persons whose vision is such that the widest diameter of the visual field of the better eye has contracted to such an extent that it subtends an angular distance of not greater than 20°. These restrictions apply year-round on some of these waters and only during certain times of the year on others.
It is unlawful for a person other than a child or member of special populations to fish in a designated exclusive use area.
All areas may not be suitable for all disabilities (see local posters).
|Interactive Map of these Waters|
|* These waters are limited to children 12 years of age and under only.
** These waters are limited to persons with disabilities only.
|ASSISTANCE TO CHILDREN|
|An adult who assists a child (12 years of age and under) by casting or retrieving a fishing line or fishing rod is not required to possess a valid fishing license provided that the child remains within arms’ reach of the assisting adult and is actively involved in the fishing activity.
An adult may assist a child by baiting hooks, removing fish from the line, netting fish, preparing the fishing rod for use and untangling the line without possessing a valid fishing license. An adult is required to possess a fishing license if they intend to set the hook for the child. An adult may not fish or set the hook for their child in a designated Children/Special Population Area.
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