Just for Kids

Can you catch a fish?

Like to try to catch a Fish in our pond? It's ready for you to take a cast at one of our many Largemouth Bass or other species we have in the pond. Didn’t bring your tackle, no problem - we have many rod and reel combinations that you can use. You must have a parent with you if you're under 16 years old in order to fish in our pond.
Our pond has all kinds of wild creatures in and around it. The pond has frogs salamanders, snakes, turtles, geese and at times an Osprey that likes to help its self to our fish.
Good luck and be careful with the fish, we practice catch and release at the pond so others can have a try at it.

Give Mr. Mike a call, make an appointment, invite your friends and neighbors then head to the Salmon River Visitors Center and International Sport Fishing Museum for buckets of Fun!

Be sure to stop by our gift shop and pick up a few neat fishing items . We have free stickers and fishing tackle for children 16 years and younger!

Fishing Education and Training

The Salmon River Visitors Center would like to invite you, your family, your organization, your school or your club to participate in our Fishing Educational Programs.
History: The museum offers seminars on Fishing History, Fishing Tackle Manufactures, Fishing Tackle and techniques used during the 18th and 19th century.

Fishing Basics: Mr. Mike, president of the Visitors Center and Museum offers basic fishing lessons . He will review the biology of freshwater fish, NYS Freshwater species, their habits, habitat and how to catch each species. Each attendee will receive a book called the “Beginners guide to Fresh water Fishing” created by the NYS Department of Conservation. Attendee will also receive a NYS Freshwater Sport Fish brochure and tackle kit.

Fresh Water Fish Aquarium Displays

Stop by any time from May - October and see our Fresh water aquarium display. We have obtained a permit to collect and exhibit many of the warm water species. Pumpkinseeds, Bluegills, Largemouth Bass, Perch, Small Mouth Bass, Rock Bass, Crappies, Bullhead, Channel Cat, Gobies, Darters, Minnows, Crayfish etc. When the Museum is open you can feed and touch any fish you choose. We believe that learning is a hands on experience and that’s what we are all about.

Scavenger Hunts are a blast in the Museum. Pick up the Scavenger Hunt sheet at the reception desk and begin your hunt through Fishing History. Begin by finding the world record sword fish, or the 17 ft. fly rod. How about the Fly rod made for the King of England or the smallest working reels made for a prince and princess. When your done check in with the volunteer and receive a prize.

Braid your own Fishing Line. Take a few minutes and get cranking. The museum has a fish line braider which was used to make braided fishing line in the 1900’s. You may have to put a little effort into it, but it’s a lot of fun to see how it works.