Fish & Wildlife looking for fishing instructors

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is seeking volunteers who would like to become “Let’s Go Fishing” instructors to pass on Vermont’s fishing tradition to the next generation of Vermonters.

The department will be hosting a one-day training workshop for new instructors on Saturday, September 17, at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum located at 4472 Basin Harbor Road in Vergennes.

“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.

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 concentrating on 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.

Training is free, 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 to participate.

You can register by September 9, by calling (802) 505-5562 or emailing letsgofishing@vermont.gov.

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