Reel Fun Fishing Day at Deer Island
Join us for a day of fishing and fun at Deer Island!
Come to Deer Island for a day of fishing, food, and fun!
- Learn how to fish for and identify striped bass and winter flounder with the Massachusetts Division of Marine FisheriesDivision of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife), and the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Rods and other supplies will be provided!
- Meet National Park Service Rangers and be sworn in as an *official* Boston Harbor Islands Junior Ranger
- Play games, color, and learn “what not to flush” from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)
- Learn about Boston Harbor’s biodiversity and meet *real crabs* with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
- Learn from a professional chef how to prepare fresh fish during a live cooking demonstration
- Bring your own picnic blanket and lunch to enjoy with a view!
- Explore the trails of Deer Island on your own
- Discover other exciting Boston Harbor Islands events coming this season!
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
It is highly recommended to take public transportation or carpool, as parking at Deer Island is extremely limited.
Ferry: Ferry service to be provided from downtown Boston. Details coming soon.
- Take the Blue Line T to Orient Heights Station
- Transfer to the 712 Bus toward Point Shirley and get off at Tafts Ave. @ Otis Street
- Walk south on Tafts Ave. until you reach the pier (about 8 minutes).
Driving: Navigate to 190 Tafts Avenue, Winthrop, MA 02152, and follow parking signs to one of two small lots: https://www.mwra.com/03sewer/html/sewdi_access.htm
Save the date!
Reel Fun Fishing Day at Deer Island will be the first in a series of 3 festivals being presented this season. Save the date for the other two – registration links coming soon!
- Sat. 8/12/23 | 10:00am – 2:00pm | Castle Island
- Sat. 9/30/23 | 10:00am – 2:00pm | Nut Island
This program is presented by the National Park Service, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife), Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), Boston Harbor Now, with generous support from the National Park Foundation and L.L. Bean.