My little girl is 2.5 and I took her fishing last night for the first time. I have taken her over to Deer Creek lots of timeS to throw rocks and walk along the creek but this was the first time we took the poles. It was great! I hooked a small rockbass, or rocket bass as she calls them, and let her reel it in. She touched it and even held by its mouth and tossed it back, didnt bother her a bit to get a little dirty and slimy. I also caught a nice fat 17" smallie and I said wow look how big this one is, Ashley said "its kinda small daddy"! We saw a beaver swim about 10 feet in front of us and watched him swim all the way up the creek, he was on his way home Ashley informed me. It was a great trip for her first time and she is HOOKED!