Pelagic Kids Fishing Camp
Pelagic Kids Fishing Camp was formed with the goal in mind of getting kids out of the house and onto the water to have fun and learn about their local fisheries. Our camp will run 5 days a week, 2 half day sessions per day and is offered to children between the ages of 8 and 16 and of all skills levels. We welcome and encourage first timers to participate!
New this year, we will be holding sessions on both the Pelagic Beast I out of Norwalk and the Pelagic Beast II out of Stamford. The Pelagic Beast is a 32-foot Downeast style with a 12 foot beam and head (bathroom). It is equipped with Furuno electronics, including fish finder, GPS and Radar, and we use St Croix Rods and Avet reels. This boat has a cruising speed of 20 knots and comfortably fishes six passengers and three crew members. She will handle almost any weather the Northeast throws at us. There is a covered seating area to shelter you from the elements. The Pelagic Beast II out of Stamford is a 40-foot custom Jersey Dawn Sport Fisherman boat, with our client’s utmost comfort in mind. Amenities included but are not limited to; a fully equipped kitchen including a refrigerator, stove and microwave, as well as a full head (bathroom) and air-conditioned salon to come inside and escape the elements. We will be exploring the waters of the Long Island Sound, offering a complete, unique outdoor experience! Campers will be guided by Coast Guard licensed captains daily, teaching them the basic fundamentals needed to catch their own fish.
Safety is our utmost priority. All campers 12 and younger are required by the Coast Guard to wear life vests. As part of your session package life vests will be provided for all campers, however feel free to bring your own. Our captains are all licensed as required by the USCG in First aide and are CPR certified, with full background checks and random drug testing. Our boats are licensed and fully insured. Learn more about Our Captains or Our Boats or our other Trips & Rates.
What to expect:
- Professional guided fishing trips on the Long Island Sound by United States Coast
- Guard licensed captains
- Boating safety lessons, including use of GPS, fish finder and radar
- Fish identifications, as well as habitats, feeding preference and limits
- Lessons on different types of bait, live bait vs artificial, as well as different
- Methods to catch live bait such as cast netting, gill netting etc.
- Lessons of types of fishing methods such as drifting, trolling or anchoring
*Please note we strictly follow all local regulations, including bag limits, sizes and open seasons. We also encourage catch and release practices whenever possible.
Session Availability for 2019 season
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|DATES||Morning Session 8am-12pm – All Ages||Afternoon Session 1pm-5pm – All Ages||Evening Session 6pm-10pm – Ages 12+ Only|
|June 24th-June 28th||✔||✔|
|July 8th-July 12th||✔||✔|
|July 15th-July 19th||✔||✔|
|July 22nd-July 26th||✔||✔|
|July 29th-August 2nd||✔||✔|
|August 5th-August 9th||✔||✔|
|August 12th-August 16th||✔||✔|
|August 19th-August 23rd||✔||✔|
|August 26th-August 30th||✔||✔|