Fishing Fun at the Family Fishing Rodeo

My son with his fish
My son with his fish

Have you ever thought to enter your kids in a fishing rodeo? Entering your kids in the Family Fishing Rodeo is  something you may want to check out.  A couple years ago we first discovered the Family Fishing Rodeo that’s put on by the Pensacola Recreation Fisherman’s Association. This is a family friendly event and even your child will have a blast. And, best yet you don’t need a fancy fishing vessel to participate in this one. Just bring some poles and bait.

We gathered our poles stopped and got some frozen shrimp to take to the event which was held at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze. We were greeted and encouraged to try it out. Registration was free since our kids were under the age of 12. We were delighted to find all they had to do was catch a fish from the pier and weigh it in. There was actually a category for Pinfish.

Both our kids eagerly caught fish along with the other kids fishing from the pier. After catching the fish, we took the fish up and had them weighed in for their chance at winning the Pinfish category.

Oh and the fish they all caught went to a good cause. They are donated to the Wildlife Sanctuary to be fed to the injured birds.

We had a great time. Plan to attend this year’s Family Fishing Rodeo.

Pensacola Recreational Fisherman’s Association is having their annual Family Fishing Rodeo on September 18-20. This event is open to the public and will be held again at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze. Click here to learn more about this event.


  1. Hey Shawn,

    My family and me signed up for our first Family Fishing Rodeo about 2 months ago and had such a great time! The boys weren’t too happy when their little sitter was catching more fish than them but I’m sure they will be fine. Fishing and for a good cause…. what could be better!