Family Fishing Vacations

Family Friendly Maine Sporting Lodge

Weatherby’s is a family friendly Maine sporting lodge and we cater to needs of kids and parents regularly. We believe that sharing a fishing vacation with your child or grandchild is one of the greatest activities you can choose and it is time that will be remembered forever.  Although not required, we recommend fishing with one of our guides either on the lakes or in Grand Lake Stream to maximize your and your child’s experience. Leave the fishing lines and bait or flies to us, that way you can enjoy your own time on the lake or stream alongside your youngster.

Boy catching a huge bass in Maine
Kids fishing in Grand Lake Stream Maine at Shore Lunch

Learn to Fish in Maine

Anglers come from around the country to fish our lakes and streams. But what if you have never fished before? Our patient and skilled registered Maine guides can teach you and your family how to fish, what flies or lures to use, and how to ‘read’ the water to know where fish are.

Girls catching a huge smallmouth bass in Maine

As a boy, my father and grandfather brought me to Weatherby’s in Grand Lake Stream. Here I learned to fish. I also learned patience and a healthy respect for nature. Today I fish with my daughters every summer in these amazing waters. What a gift!

James H, Bristol, CT

Papa always returned from his visits to Maine refreshed and full of stories. It wasn’t until we were older that he brought us to Grand Lake Stream for the first time. I had never fished before – but I was soon ‘hooked’. Today we make the same trip we have for years to the placid waters of Maine with our grandchildren. The squeal of delight when they hook a fish fills my heart. Thank you Weatherby’s!

The Miller Family, Bedford, NY

Kids Stay Free in July and August

Relax and enjoy – we provide breakfast and dinner daily during your stay. Pricing includes lodging in a one or two bedroom cabin with meals served in our historic Maine fishing lodge.

Introduction to hunting packages are also available for kids 10 years of age or older and adults, Maine Guides required. Weatherby’s for Family Fishing Vacations in Maine!

Visit our specials page to learn about how your kids can stay FREE in July and August!

Boy catching a huge bass in Maine

Places to Visit

Within close proximity to our lodge, we have access to a public beach and dock on Grand Lake for great swimming, our local land trust has developed several hiking trails just outside of town and the mountain bike opportunities are endless.

Within a short drive of Weatherby’s, you can visit Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge or Eastport and East Quoddy Head, the easternmost point in the United States.

From here, whale and bird watching cruises are available or you can spend the afternoon sailing on a schooner in Passamaquoddy Bay. Opportunities are virtually limitless as you explore the roads less traveled on the down east Maine Coast.

Weekend Events

Weekends of significance for families include the Folk Art Festival Weekend the last full weekend in July and the celebration of the 4th of July with a (short) parade, fireworks and planned children’s games and activities. Hope to see you there!

Unplug and Unwind

Bring your family to Maine this summer for a relaxing fishing and exploring vacation. Give your kids or grandkids the gift of memories this summer.

Family fishing vacation in Maine
Family fishing vacation in Maine
Kids stay free at Maine fishing and hunting lodge
Family fishing vacation in Maine