The Reel Big Catch Game from Educational Insights is a fast-paced, indoor fishing game with tons of learning opportunities!

The game comes with nine brightly colored fish, a fishing rod, and a 40-inch flexible measuring tape. Setup is super simple — just place all of the fish on the ground or on a table (any flat surface will suffice) and you’re ready to go fishin’!

Source: Educational Insights

Players take turns catching a fish but surprise — each telescoping fish expands to reveal its true size. During the game, these little guppies may reveal themselves as big whoppers and whoever catches the biggest fish is the winner.

This simple concept allows for hours of fun and entertainment, while kids are simultaneously practicing STEM-based skills such as math, measuring, sizing, comparison (big, bigger, biggest), and more. Little anglers can also work on developing their fine motor skills with the fishing rod.

The fish come in different sizes from 3-9 inches, and fisherman-in-training can either use the measuring tape to see who caught the biggest fish after each round, or take turns catching them all and then measure them at the end of the game. The game is designed for 2-3 players and allows for continuous play. While there aren’t any 40-inch fish in this pond, the measuring tape is long enough for both players to use — and adds an additional little math exercise to the game!

See how your fishing skills measure up with the Reel Big Catch Game from Educational Insights.


Players use a fishing pole to catch nine telescoping fish. Then, they use the measuring tape on their catch to explore the correlation between size and measurement and the concept of small, medium, and large.

Product Facts

  • MSRP:
  • $24.99
  • Age:
  • 3+

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Nadia Velit

Nadia Velit

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