Fishing for Success

Fishing for Success (FFS), part of the UF/IFAS Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences program, hosts fishing days and other programs to get children interested in fisheries and aquatic environmental sciences. 


Contact: Crystal Hartman, (352) 273-3622,

What they do: Fishing for Success has many programs, including Family Fishing Days, which are open to the community.  Family Fishing Days provides families a special opportunity to fish in stocked ponds on the grounds of the UF Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Fishing for Success also has on-site tours, hands-on activities, demonstrations, and off-site tours. 

What YOU can do to help: Volunteers are needed on Family Fishing Days to help with registration, setup, food preparation, and to check fishing gear, bait hooks, measure fish, weigh fish, and release fish.  Donations are also needed: bait, tackle, prizes, trophies, food, and drinks.