Vermont Fish & Wildlife seeks ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ program instructors

REGION – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is seeking volunteers who would like to become ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ instructors so they can pass on Vermont’s fishing tradition to the next generation of Vermonters.

The department will be hosting a one-day, free training workshop for new instructors on Saturday, April 15, at the ANR Annex building, 190 Junction Road, Berlin, Vt.

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Fishing volunteer instructors are needed to pass on this tradition. Photo provided

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 fishing clinic, in addition to learning about fishing ethics, aquatic ecology, fisheries management, habitat conservation, and tackle craft. The class is informal, and it is not necessary to have a high level of fishing expertise to become an instructor.

“Becoming an instructor will give you the opportunity to introduce Vermonters both young and old to the joys of fishing, while teaching them all they need to know to enjoy a day on the water,” said Corey Hart, Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ coordinator.

There is no charge for the training and all curriculum materials and lunch will be provided. The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Pre-registration is required, and you must be 18 years of age to participate. Register by April 10 by calling 802-505-5562 or emailing letsgofishing@vermont.gov.

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