Providing an introduction to fishing can be a great way to encourage youth to put down their electronic gadgets, get off the couch, and get involved with the natural world and active outdoor interests.
All schools interested in having a Let's Go Fishing program must have a trained instructor on staff. Trained individuals will be responsible for teaching the classroom portion of the fishing course. Let's Go Fishing volunteer instructors will help facilitate and provide support on fieldtrips. All necessary equipment and materials will be available to educators in the classroom.
When looking for someone to be the school representative, think outside the box; anyone within your school community from parents, teachers, administrators, support staff, etc. is eligible and you may be surprised who already has background knowledge and the willingness to help out.
Trainings typically occur one time a year in the late fall and early winter. The training and support from the Let's Go Fishing program are free. Please be aware that a one day training will need to be attended for each discipline you want to have at your school, i.e. ice, fly, basic.
If you are interested in scheduling a program here are some things you need to know:
- On average, classes are scheduled 3 months in advance. So, the earlier you call to make a reservation the better.
- Priority is given on a first come first serve basis.
- No Class will be scheduled with 30 or less days notice.
- There is an 8 person minimum.
- Each group/organization/school is responsible for their own transportation to and from off site locations