Why not start your Fathers’ Day weekend with a fishing trip? If you”re lucky enough to be near Gainesville and the University of Florida/IFAS Fisheries complex off Millhopper Road, head on over on Saturday morning, June 15, and take the kids fishing. This special Fathers Day fishing day will feature a great give-away to all fathers–an classic fishing lure!
The facility hosts six ponds, stocked with largemouth bass, channel catfish, redear sunfish, and bluegill. All fishing will be catch-and-release. The site has a brand-new accessible dock which allows everyone the chance to participate.
UF/IFAS has held Family Fishing Days for many years. A list of this year’s events can be found HERE
DIRECTIONS: We are located in Northwest Gainesville, about 2 miles west of Devil’s Millhopper State Geologic Site. Heading west on Millhopper Rd., take a right onto NW 71st Street. Go through the gate, and continue until the pavement ends at a long, white building. The ponds will be to your right. There’s plenty of paved parking!
Our physical address is:
7922 NW 71st Street
Gainesville, FL 32653
No need to RSVP for events unless your group has more than 10 people. If so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and how many adults and children will be attending. We respectfully ask that you leave your pets at home for all events.