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LMFE Information

Fishing Event for Kids     REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

                                                    Click the link at bottom of the page to register

What is the Lake Melvin Fishing Extravaganza (LMFE)?

  • The LMFE is a fishing event for kids 15 and under put on by the Dane Fire Department. It originated in 2007 as a way for the fire department to support the community by creating a fun event for kids and families.

When is the Fishing Extravaganza?

  • Saturday May 18, 2024 from 9 AM to 11 AM

Where will it be held?

  • At Lake Melvin in the Village of Dane, Wisconsin

Who can participate?

  • Open to all kids ages 15 and under (no fishing license required)

Are there any rules for the event?

How do I register myself or child?

  • Please see below for registration

How can I get a Lake Melvin Fishing Extravaganza T-Shirt?

  • The deadline for signing up to receive a complimentary T-shirt is 10:00 AM on April 13, 2024.

What do I need to bring?

  • A limited number of fishing poles may be available to use on a first come first serve basis. All poles must be returned at the end of the event. If you have your own pole we recommend you bring it.

  • We encourage the use of barbless hooks.

  • Bait will be provided but you are also welcome to bring your own.

Will there be prizes?

  • We will have trophies for the following categories

    1. Longest fish caught by length

    2. 2nd Longest fish caught by length

    3. 3rd Longest fish caught by length

  • Every participant that catches a fish will receive one fish medallion

  • Additional prizes may be available depending on the availability of event sponsors

Will there be someone to assist me or my child if none of us are familiar with fishing?

  • The Dane Fire Department will be on hand as the event organizers and will assist as much as possible

  • Please note the Dane Fire Department and the volunteers of this event cannot be responsible for child supervision. Parents please assist and supervise your children.

Will there be other activities?

  • Fire truck/s will be on display

  • The fire hose dog house may be available for kids to shoot water with a fire hose

  • A ambulance from Waunakee Area EMS or Lodi EMS may be on display depending on availability

Will there be be something to eat?

  • Hot dogs and drinks will be served from 10 AM to 11 AM or while supplies last

  • The Dane Fire Department will have a boot out for donations.

Will the event organizers supervise my children?

  • Parents/Guardians will need supervise their own children.

If myself or my company would like to sponsor this event, what should I do?

  • You can contact the Fishing Coordinator at 

  • You can also contact any member of the Dane Fire Department

  • We will gladly welcome cash donations and/or fishing related prizes


(Can register at the event, day of)

Click Here to Register

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