Updated October 20, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 7 Best Fishing Poles For Kids

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in August of 2018. If you’re a passionate angler, you probably want to pass down your favorite hobby to the next generation. While adult-sized fishing poles can be too heavy and unwieldy for little hands, our selection features rods that are specially designed for kids, and sport shorter, lightweight builds. Many come in fun, bright colors, and some include accessories, like lures, hooks, and tackle boxes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best fishing pole for kids on Amazon.

7. Kid Casters Dora

6. Zebco 202

5. Nickeleodeon Kidcaster

4. Shakespeare Youth

3. Plusinno NL2000

2. Yongzhi Bass

1. Play22 Set

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Personalized Fishing Pole It might not be made for real fishing, but this pole can still provide hours of fun, as it features a magnetic “hook” to catch the two included magnetic fish. With a length of 32 inches, its small size is perfect for little anglers. It features a movable reel and a retractable line, comes in bright red and yellow colors, and can be personalized with your youngster’s name. mybambino.com

Editor's Notes

October 15, 2019:

If you love to fish, you likely want to pass on this fun and rewarding hobby to the next generation. Since adult fishing poles are too heavy and bulky for little hands, you’ll want to provide your youngsters with a smaller model that’s lightweight and simple to use. Our list features various designs, all of which come at a highly affordable price.

Joining the selection today is the Play22 Set, which is perfect for those who are looking for an all-inclusive kit to avoid the hassle of ordering a dozen separate items. You’ll get a telescoping pole that extends to 65 inches (and retracts to 14 inches for easy storage), along with a minnow net, hooks, green and red soft lures, hard lures, jig heads, bobbers, a crankbait, rolling barrel swivels, and more. It all comes in a handy, compartmentalized box as well as with a plastic, handled carrying bag.

The Nickeleodeon Kidcaster is another new addition. Geared toward preschoolers, it features a tangle-free design with a line that’s stored inside the rod’s shaft. Kids will appreciate its “Paw Patrol” theme, which features the heroic rescue dogs from the popular cartoon. Its fiberglass build is flexible, yet strong.

Making its departure in this update is the Multi Outools Combo, which is no longer available. Whichever child’s fishing pole you ultimately choose, make sure it’s rated as appropriate for your son or daughter’s age. And always supervise young children during activities involving small or sharp pieces like hooks.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on October 20, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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