Fishing skills

Vermont fishermen had to teach fishing skills to the inexperienced


More Vermonters are catching the fishing bug, and volunteer adult mentors are needed to help novices handle lures in local lakes and streams, state officials say.

Teach the the basics of the post and tackle is the key to a next generation of enthusiasts and features in an upcoming one-day teaching workshop hosted by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Mentors from the September 25 workshop in Essex Junction will also learn ways to share Vermont’s fish ecology, habitat conservation and stewardship ethics, according to a press release from the department, as well. as how to handle ice fishing and special species. specific fishing clinics.

Certified mentors will have access to equipment and ongoing state support “Let’s go fishing” program.

Enthusiasm for angling is more important than skill level to participate in training, according to Corey Hart, education specialist and mentorship program coordinator.

“Becoming an instructor will give you the opportunity to introduce Vermonters young and old to the joys of fishing, while teaching them everything they need to know to enjoy a day on the water,” Hart wrote. in the press release.

Teachers have found that introducing students to practical fishing skills is a good way to liven up aquatic studies classes, Hart added, and mentor training can give instructors a graduate credit of Castleton University.

If you are going to

Pre-registration is required and you must be 18 years old to participate.

WHEN: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (bring your lunch).

O: Fish & Wildlife Department Office, 111 West St., Essex Junction.

SUBSCRIBE: online at or call (802) 505-5562 or email

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