Let’s Go Fishing program seeks instructors

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The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is seeking volunteers who would like to become Let’s Go Fishing instructors so they can pass on the fishing tradition to Vermonters both young and old. The department will be hosting a one-day training workshop for new instructors on Sunday, April 22, at the Essex Regional Office located at 111 West Street in Essex.

Instructors in the Let’s Go Fishing program organize and instruct clinics in their communities for young people and their families. Participants in the training workshop will learn how to teach a basic fishing clinic, in addition to learning about fishing ethics, aquatic ecology, fisheries management, habitat conservation, and tackle craft. They will also be introduced to conducting specialized fishing clinics, including clinics on ice fishing and species-specific fishing. The class is informal, and it is not necessary to have a high level of fishing expertise to become an instructor.

There is no charge for the training, and all curriculum materials, as well as lunch, will be provided. The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants must be at least 18 years old, and pre-registration is required. Those interested can register through April 15 by calling (802) 265-2279, or by e-mailing [email protected] — from Vermont Fish and Wildlife.

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