This activity was a bit time consuming to make, but well worth the effort.
Materials: coloured felt, buttons, needle and thread, string, a smooth stick, magnets, washers, polyfill, and decorations (sequins, feathers).
I made little felt fish out of coloured felt stuffed with polyfill. I then attached a washer to each mouth. I added different shapes and decorations to each fish.
For the fishing rod a magnet was attached to a piece of string tied to a stick.
We used a silk scarf as the 'pond', and used a little pan to put the fish in (although you could use a small bucket or basket).
It is great activity for teaching children about colours, developing counting skills and coordination.
I made a couple of extra rods so Finn can play with his friends.
A simpler version would be to make one dimensional fish out of felt, or even cardboard. A paperclip could be attached to the mouth area instead of a washer.