About the 4-H Sportfishing Project
Fishing can be a hobby or a lifetime course of study. Learn all about fish, fishing, and aquatic habitats!
Contact the Marion County 4-H office:
Sportfishing Project Resources
You can learn more about sportfishing by completing one of the project activity guides, based on your grade level:
- Fishing 1: Take the Bait (Grades 3-5)
- Fishing 2: Reel in the Fun (Grades 6-9)
- Fishing 3: Cast into the Future (Grades 10-12)
- Sportfishing Helper’s Guide
Project manuals may also be available to purchase at the Marion County Extension office, and older editions of manuals (if available) are free. Contact us to ask about availability!
Keep track of what you learn using a record sheet:
- Sportfishing Record Sheet
- Sportfishing Independent Study Record Sheet (Advanced)
- Sportfishing Independent Study Record Sheet (Mentoring)
Showcasing What You’ve Learned
You can create a poster or notebook project exhibit to showcase what you’ve learned while working your project. Project exhibits are submitted for judging at the annual Marion County Showcase.
- Sportfishing exhibit guidelines for 4-H members grades 3-12
- Marion County 4-H poster exhibit guidelines and tips
- A reference list must be included with your poster.
Advancing to the State Fair
- Yes! Sportfishing projects exhibits from 4-H members grades 3-12 are eligible to advance to the State Fair.
Cloverbuds (Grades K-2)
- Share what you have learned about fishing using a poster or notebook, such as about your fishing experience, types of fish you can catch, or fishing equipment, bait, or safety.
- A reference list must be included with your poster or notebook.
- Cloverbud projects are for exhibition only (not judged), so there are no score cards, and exhibits are not eligible to advance to the State Fair.
More Sportfishing Project Resources
- See Indiana 4-H’s sportfishing project page for more resources.