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Teach a Person to Fish…

Monday, January 11th, 2016
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As more people gravitate toward fishing, the need for trained angler education instructors increases.

Our strategy is to equip people so that they can bring fishing activities and events and outdoor experiences to their own communities.

Caleb Harris is an aquatic education training specialist. He trains interested folks how to host fishing events.

What we offer is some training to equip people to bring that to their own communities – whether it be their city, their church, their scout group… And then we can train them how to put on those events and we can give them the resources to successfully do it.

Interested in becoming a volunteer angler education instructor? Start with a skills workshop.

There’s at least one or two happening each month somewhere in the state. And our workshops are free, too, to people who are interested in them. So, people can contact us directly and ask when the next workshop is, or they can follow the calendar of events on Texas Parks and Wildlife website. They’ll all be posted there, too.

Harris says the people who reach out to the agency for training are enthusiastic, and believe in fishing as a way to engage the outdoors and bring families together.

Our volunteers are pretty incredible, actually, how motivated they are to help families get outside and have a good experience in fishing.

A grant from the Sport Fish Restoration Program helps fund this project and our show. Find an angler education workshop near you on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.