Hawley Environmental School Learns the Fishing Basics

 May 16th, 2016 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified May 16th, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Hawley Environmental School Learns the Fishing Basics


On Friday, May 6th, Certified Angler Educator Greg Karch with Learn 2 Fish With Us and NPAA Member #138, Nick Schmal NPAA Member #999, hosted a fishing seminar to introduced fifth graders to the skills needed to go fishing.  Hawley Environmental School is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The fifth graders learned the following fishing skills: safety while fishing,

fishing combos, casting, fishing presentations, knots, bait fish identification, how to fillet a fish, the environment and the Clean Drain Dry message.  After the seminar, the fifth graders worked with Greg and practiced tying the Palomar and Clinch knot.  Nick worked with the fifth graders on casting where they learned different tips on how to be a better caster.  When the students would have a good cast they would catch a Backyard Bass and were they excited!! Greg commented by saying, “youth learn fishing skills effectively when they are able to do the fishing skill hands on, like casting and knot tying”.   All students that attended the seminar will be going on a camping outing in one week where they will fish.  

After the seminar each of the fifth graders received a Future Pro shirt thanks to the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA).

Learn 2 Fish With Us mission statement is ‘Grow the sport of fishing by educating and inspiring beginner and experienced anglers.  To learn more about Learn 2 Fish With Us checkout their website at www.learn2fishwithus.com.

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