Share Your Love of Fishing With Others -- Become a Volunteer
Let's Go Fishing volunteers are anglers skilled in basic fishing techniques who are ethical, responsible outdoorsmen and women. They must be committed to passing on their knowledge and following the policies and procedures outlined by the Fish and Game Department. Once trained, volunteer instructors sign up to teach whole or parts of classes in the disciplines they've been trained in.
How to Become a Let's Go Fishing Instructor
- be at least 18 years old.
- meet the qualifications on the Let's Go Fishing Volunteer Instructor job description.
- complete an application and mail it in to the Program Coordinator.
- pass a criminal background check. (Automatic grounds for non-certification are a misdemeanor conviction or Fish and Game violation within seven years or any felony convictions.)
- attend training.
- observe two classes in each discipline trained.
Volunteer instructor applications are accepted on a year-round basis. All accepted applications will be placed on file until training is scheduled. New instructor training is typically offered once a year in late fall and early winter. When a training course becomes scheduled, all applicants will be notified. A complete training course consists of a minimum of two sessions (all applicants must attend Session 1):
- Session 1 covers the ins and outs of the Fish and Game Department and Let's Go Fishing program's, policy and procedures and teaching practices.
- Session 2 focuses on a specific program - basic, fly fishing, fly tying or ice fishing.
New Instructor Voluteer Training Schedule CLICK HERE for the schedule