The Loaner Fishing Rod Program has been suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19.
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) and Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) are pleased to offer the State Park Fishing Equipment Loaner Program!
The program, which will include six parks, will increase awareness of the many fishing opportunities within Idaho’s state parks. With fishing locations at, or near, most parks, the agencies wanted to eliminate some of the barriers that might coincide with those interested in fishing—such as lack of equipment. Each of the participating parks will receive 16 rods and will have access to tackle and bait for park visitors.
The first six parks will be piloting the program for the season; both agencies hope to increase the number of participating parks in the coming years.
Participants over the age of 14 will need a fishing license while using the loaner rods. Licenses can be purchased online, by phone, at any IDFG office, or at various convenience stores and outdoor retailers across the state—$11.50 for a daily pass or $30.50 for an annual license.