Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum
The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame is the international headquarters for education, recognition and promotion of fresh water sportfishing. Our mission is to develop and maintain the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and its museum for the preservation and display of historical artifacts of fresh water sportfishing. We strive to conduct and maintain a program for the recognition of persons, organizations and institutions who have made significant and lasting contributions to the sport and heritage of fresh water fishing. We conduct and maintain a program for qualifying, compiling and publishing all fresh water sportfishing records. The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame maintains a library that disseminates information and acts as the clearing house for historical and contemporary publications for the fresh water sportfishing industry. The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame institutes programs to foster, maintain and improve our environment for future generations through promotion and education.Â
Its a cool place if you want to learn history of fish, boats and motors... Other than the "Free Fishing" for kids, its a place I've only been to once. I will say the poor fish they have for the free fishing basically have no lips from so much catch and release, so that was really pretty sad to see. Other than that, cool place.
A great place to come and see the history of fishing. The ladies who work there are all very nice, and there's so much to see. Everyone should come here at least once.
My 12 year old son wanted to stop here. He is a much more avid fisherman than myself, but none the less I enjoyed it. The highlight is the giant musky that you can walk to the top of. All of the old lures, reels and motors was lost on me however.
As avid fishing people we were not as excited once we got there. There were a few antique motors and lures but nothing real special.
This is a great place to bring children to learn a little about fishing and the Hayward area. You will have some things to view as an adult that will be interesting as well as keep the kids engaged. If you have never been its a must stop while in the Hayward area.