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Outdoor Rec Expo & Fishing Derby

WA state free fishing day! No license required.


Join us for the Outdoor Rec Expo & Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 8 at Shoreline Park!

Fishing derby from 7-10 a.m. Washington state's free fishing day! No license is required. Register from May 1 to June 7 at the Northwest Adventure Center. Free entry! Fishing products will be available for purchase on-site.
Sequence of Events

  • 6:30 a.m. Fishing competition check-in​
  • 7–10 a.m. Fishing occurs
  • 10 a.m. Final weigh-in and Outdoor Rec Expo begins​
  • 11 a.m. Awards 

Note: The Fishing Derby requires your equipment. Fish from the kids' fishing tank cannot be entered into the fishing derby competition.


From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. you’ll be able to see a variety of workshops, demonstrations, rentals and opportunities to learn about JBLM’s Outdoor Rec program!

  • Instruction and free demonstrations of Outdoor Rec gear (stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, etc.)
  • Free kids' fishing tank 
  • Free climbing wall for kids
  • Free bounce houses
  • Workshops hosted throughout the event by experts on a variety of outdoor subjects
  • Door prizes include: Fishing & camping equipment, outdoor rec trips, rentals of kayaks/boats/paddleboards and cabin stays
  • Stand-up paddleboard races
  • Music
  • Food available for purchase




Open to MWR-eligible patrons and their sponsored guests.