Youth Angler Education

A one day program designed to expose youth and their families to various aspects of fishing.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore three separate areas to learn about Basic Fishing Skills, Aquatic Ecosystems, and Water/Boating Safety.

Family friendly event.  Stay the day and bring a picnic.

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Upcoming events:

Youth Angler Education Day     
September 11 , 2021
9:00am – 3:30pm
Cane Creek Park
Cookeville, Tennessee
Youth Angler Education Day – Cookeville 2021
Google Maps link to Cane Creek Park

Youth Angler Education Day
October 31 , 2021
11:00am – 3:00pm
Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park
Columbia, South Carolina

Area 1

Covers Aquatic Ecosystems where the fish live and how they entwine with other creatures and what we can do to help keep the ecosystems clean.  Youth will have the opportunity to assist in building
fish habitats.

Stations to include;

  • Amphibians
  • Reptiles
  • Plants
  • Invertebrates
  • Wetlands
  • Fish Identification
  • Fish Habitats
  • Water Quality
  • Aquatic Invasive Species
  • Outdoor Ethics

Area 2

Covers basic casting skills, how to rig a fishing pole, how to make a fishing rig, how to bait a hook and an introduction to Fly Tying.

Stations to include;

  • Basic Casting
  • Backyard Bass
  • Intro to Fly Tying
  • Try Fly Casting
  • Basic Fishing Knots
  • Natural Baits
  • Artificial Baits
  • Fishing Regulations
  • Fish Measurement & Identification
  • How To Take a Fish Off a Hook
  • Make Your Own Water Bottle Fishing Rig
  • Casting for Accuracy and Distance
  • Make Your Own Casting Plug
  • Learn to Bait a Hook
  • FISHING EXPERIENCE

Area 3

Covers basic water / boating safety, how to get in and out of a
Canoe / Kayak, how to correctly put on a life jacket, learn how to spot approaching severe weather, make their own first aid kit, and remove a hook from  themselves or a buddy.

Stations to include;

  • First Aid Kits
  • Heat Illness and Sun Protection
  • Hook Removal Techniques
  • Life Jacket
  • Basic Water Safety
  • How to enter a Canoe / Kayak
  • Safe Rescue Techniques

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