Fishing Rods

Little Dixie Regional Libraries (LDRL) is pleased to announce fishing poles and equipment is available for checkout through a partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). This partnership is working to make fishing more accessible through MDC’s Rod and Reel Loaner Program to Missourians in rural areas.

Through the Rod and Reel Loaner program, patrons within Randolph and Monroe Counties can check out fishing poles and tackle boxes for free at their local library. Fishing poles are easy to use and designed for beginners and intermediate users. The tackle boxes are supplied with hooks, sinkers and bobbers for basic fishing opportunities. Patrons will need to use their own live bait or desired lures to bait the hook. Licenses are available through the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Poles can be checked out for 14 days and renewed if needed. 

“We want people to get out and enjoy our local lakes, rivers, and streams. We have beautiful parks and natural resources surrounding us,” continued Grime. “These fishing poles will allow for new adventures, learning new skills, and spending time outdoors with families and friends. There is truly something for everyone at your local library.” 

This program is an effort by MDC to increase fishing opportunities for all Missouri citizens. To learn more about where or how to fish go online to