Youth Fishing Clinic at Allegheny Valley
Jun 11th, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jun 11th, 2014 at 12:00 AM
On Friday May 30 NPAA member Brent Long with his daughters Christena and Brittany held a Youth Fishing Clinic at Allegheny Valley for 44 fifth grade students.
The students learned about safety on and around the water, then were taught the basics of open and closed faced fishing reels. After learning the basics of casting the students were able to practice what they had learned by casting to fish shaped targets. The students learned to tie both the clinch knot and palomar knot, and they learned to identify different species of fish. The students were shown different types of rod set ups and their specific uses. The kids looked at different types of live bait as they learned what fish eat and also looked at the use of products like gulp leading into a discussion of invasive species and how bait, aquatic plants, organisms, fish and transferring water in bait buckets can spread AIS.
The kids received a Fishing Basics Handbooks, AIS handouts and AIS water bottles.
Thanks to the NPAA and The Future Anglers Foundation for supplying the Fishing Basics books and the AIS information.