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Let's Go Fishing Program - 2019 Youth Volunteer of the Year and Youth Angler of the Year

Youth Fishing Program

We at the Let’s Go Fishing! Program are dedicated to provide opportunities to advance at-risk youth throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. We offer activities to develop relationships and skills that will empower our youth to grow into productive adults. Our Annual Trout Fishing Derby has reached over 250 children per year. Come join us in May for a wonderful event for all ages.  Sponsored by the members of the Conway Sportsman Club.

In 2018 we began providing fishing skills training and fishing opportunities at Lake Carnegie in Highland Park from June through September each year.


<===  Meet the Let's Go Fishing program   2019 Youth Angler and Youth Volunteer of the Year  - See her accomplishments posted on Facebook Photo Page 

June 23, 2018 Catfish caught at Lake Carnegie in Highland Park in Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Volunteer Support

Our mentors consist of more the 40 Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Certified Fishing Skills Instructors ready to volunteer their time to work with these youth.

Largemouth Bass caught in Lake Carnegie Pgh, PA 15206

Program Goal

The program is motivated by families seeking to strengthen their interpersonal relationship with sibling through fishing. The experience gained from the preparation, execution and follow through of the annual fishing derby has convinced us that sport fishing can fill the relational void affecting the urban family. The void is demonstrated through irresponsible behavior, dependence on social welfare systems, violence in the home and community. Young adults struggle with maturity, confusion, as they spend their time indulging in video games. 


Our 501(c)(3) is currently under the authority of the Eastminster Presbyterian Church located in Pittsburgh, PA.   All donations that are designated to the "Let's Go Fishing! Program " is credited to the program for expenses related directly to these youth fishing skills events.

Donate to Let's Go Fishing! program

DONATE to allow the Let's Go Fishing! program to  continue to provide fishing opportunities to the youth in the Greater Pittsburgh communities.   Lake Carnegie in Highland Park is the launching lake stocked with largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegills. Your generous donation will fund our mission to create inner-city fishing lakes in the Pittsburgh area.

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IN THE NEWS!

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KIDSBURGH Video

The Let's Go Fishing! team was featured on Kidsburgh with Gwen's Girls and the City of Pittsburgh Police at Lake Carnegie in Highland Park catching largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegills.


Link to KIDSBURGH VIDEO

Program Information and Downloadable Forms

  1. View the Let's Go Fishing presentation for details relisted to the program goals and opportunities available
  2. View Youth Groups and Camps to prepare prior to your event to ensure a successful outing
  3. View and submit Participant Waiver and Release Form for all participants to expedite the event registration process the day of the event

1) Let’s Go Fishing Program Presentation (pdf)

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2) Preparation for Youth Groups and Camps (pdf)

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3) Participant Waiver and Release Form (pdf)

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2020 Let's Go Fishing Schedule of Events

List of events planned for the upcoming year are shown below.  Any changes in these dates will be communicated via an email to those  who subscribe to this site.


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Sat. May 2, 2020

Annual Youth Fishing Derby at Conway Sportsmen Club

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Conway Sportsmen Club 100 Magil Rd., 16063

Event Details

Sat. May 2, 2020

Annual Youth Fishing Derby at Conway Sportsmen Club

May  2020 Conway Sportsmans Club, Zelienople, PA

Facebook Event Page with pictures

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Conway Sportsmen Club 100 Magil Rd., 16063

Sat. June 27, 2020

2020 Annual Spring Fishing Event

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lake Carnegie in Highland Park

Event Details

Sat. June 27, 2020

2020 Annual Spring Fishing Event

Volunteers to provide youth with fishing instructions to enhance their skills at catching fish.  Largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill will be the fish of choice.


FREE Lunch provided to youth!


All fishing equipment and bait provided by the Let's Go Fishing! Program and their sponsors.


Face painting available.


Free parking


Registration Form ==> Register

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lake Carnegie in Highland Park

July 11 - August 29, 2020

July 11 - August 29, 2020 Weekly Saturday Youth Fishing Skills

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lake Carnegie in Highland Park - 15206

Event Details

July 11 - August 29, 2020

July 11 - August 29, 2020 Weekly Saturday Youth Fishing Skills

Every Saturday this summer we will provide FREE fishing skills training for youth 5-15 years of age.  

Fishing equipment, bait and certified fishing skills instructors will be provided.

Register for the week you can attend

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lake Carnegie in Highland Park - 15206

Sat. Sept. 5, 2020

2020 End of Summer Fishing Skills Event

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lake Carnegie in Highland Park in Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Event Details

Sat. Sept. 5, 2020

2020 End of Summer Fishing Skills Event

Volunteers to provide youth with fishing instructions to enhance their skills at catching fish.  Largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill will be the fish of choice.


FREE Lunch provided to youth!


All fishing equipment and bait provided by the Let's Go Fishing! Program and their sponsors.


Face painting available.


Free parking


Registration Form ==> Register 


9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lake Carnegie in Highland Park in Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Events completed in 2019

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2019 Boy Scout Troop - Mt. Ararat Church

Ocober 18, 2019 Boy Scout Troop - Mt. Ararat Church fishing outing at Lake Carnegie in Highland Park.  Supported by the Let's Go Fishing Program Volunteers

Dilworth Elementary School Fishing Club

October 2019 presented (4) events dedicated to the Dilwork Fishing Club hosted by Lori Russo and the Let's Go Fishing Program volunteers.


October 3, 10, 17 and 24 of 2019

Sept. 7, 2019 End of Summer Fishing Skills Event

End of Summer Fishing Skills Event was held on September 7, 2019 at Lake Carnegie in Highland Park.  Fun had by ALL!   Pictures on Facebook

July 6 - August 31, 2019 Weekly Saturday Youth Fishing Skills

Every Saturday this summer we will provide FREE fishing skills training for youth 5-15 years of age.  

Fishing equipment, bait and certified fishing skills instructors will be provided.

Register for the week you can attend

2019 Spring Fishing Skills Event at Lake Carnegie

June 29, 2019 Volunteers to provided youth with fishing instructions to enhance their skills at catching fish.  Largemouth bass, channel catfish and bluegill will be the fish of choice.

FREE Lunch provided to youth!

All fishing equipment and bait provided by the Let's Go Fishing! Program and their sponsors.

Face painting available.

Facebook Event page ==> https://www.facebook.com/events/305101366751574/

or use this Online Registration Form ==>   Register

2019 Conway Sportsmans Club Spring Fishing Derby

May  2019 Conway Sportsmans Club, Zelioneople, PA

Facebook Event Page with pictures

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See additional pictures at the Facebook link ==>    https://www.facebook.com/pg/letsgofishingprogram/photos/

Let's Go Fishing!

Lake Carnegie, Highland Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206, United States

412-335-5846

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