2021 Family Fish Event has gone Virtual July 1-18

NJC’s Family Fish Event will be virtual again this year due to weather. See our flyer below for fishing rules and more details. Follow the link to our Google Form to register. We hope to see you and your family fishing soon!

Free Family Fish Event June 19! Bring your family to any of the Preservation Ponds located at the Norma Johnson Center behind the yellow pole barn off of SR 39 to participate in our family fish event.  This event will be cancelled if it rains.  

Registration will take place at the event from 9-9:30.

See below for official Rules:

The Family Fish event officially begins July 1 and will go to July 18, 2021

This is a catch and release event. 

All park rules and fishing guidelines must be followed for this event. 

The Norma Johnson Center is open from dawn to dusk every day of the year.

Fishing may occur at any of the 5 ponds located on Norma Johnson Center property.

Observe and respect other people around you by practicing social distancing.


All Family members may fish.  A family can fish as many days as they want.

One fishing pole per person.

After any optional documentation is completed,  All fish must be released back into the same pond it was caught.

Fish must be caught from shore or fishing dock/deck. Boats, floats and rafts of any kind are not permitted.

In order to enter to win Raffle and contest prizes participants must be registered for the event.  Registrations can be found online on our website (normajohnsoncenter.com), Facebook page (Norma Johnson Center), or in person during staffed hours at the NJC.  

Participants can stop by the butterfly exhibit under the picnic shelter near Conservation Drive during exhibit hours (M-Sat 10-4 and Sunday 12-4).  Ask for Marsha or Sophia to register and be offered selected giveaways while supplies last. 

 “Catch You Fishing” prizes will be awarded by staff randomly throughout the event.  

Photos of fish caught and the participants can be submitted by tagging the Norma Johnson Center on Facebook and using the #NJCFamilyFish.  The photos taken must have an indicator that the photo was taken at the Norma Johnson Center.  These photos will be entered into a raffle.

Prizes will be awarded randomly throughout the event period as well as after the event.

Prizes will be divided into different categories at the staff’s discretion.

All winners will be notified by July 21st.  All prizes must be collected by July 31, 2021.  These prizes will be located at the yellow pole barn.  Arrangements for pick up will be made with NJC staff.   

All ties will be subject to a random drawing.

All prizes must be accepted as awarded and have no other surrender value.

All decisions made by event coordinators are final.

The organizers reserve the right to amend, add to, remove or otherwise change any of the rules and regulations for this contest, without prior notice, if it is deemed by them to be in the best interest of all parties involved in the NJC Family Fish event.


This event is made possible with the sponsorship of The Doris and Floyd Kimble Foundation. Call the office for details 330.339.7976 or email questions to info@normajohnsoncenter.com.