Daily Archives: July 3, 2014

Fort Riley to Host Angler Instructor Course

Fort Riley

Course will help those who want to teach basic fishing skills!

There may be no more rewarding experience than to help a youngster catch his or her first fish, which is why so many experienced anglers love to pass on their knowledge of fishing. Now, Fishing’s Future and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism want to help those anglers become better teachers by offering angler instructor courses around the state.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer angler instructor can participate in the instructor course being offered at FortRiley on Saturday, July 12. The course will be conducted at the Fort Riley Environmental Division Office, Building 407, Pershing Court on FortRiley. Anglers will learn about working with children, sample curriculums, fishing regulations, species identification, ethics, knot-tying and more. The course begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. All students must pass through an access control area and must present a driver’s license or other photo ID and proof of insurance for their vehicle. No firearms are allowed, open carry or concealed carry.

To learn more about the fishing instructor certification program and to register for the FortRiley course, go to www.fishingsfuture.org, click on “Upcoming Events”, then “Kansas Angler Education Training Program.”

For more information on Fishing’s Future in Kansas, contact Kevin Reich at[email protected].

 

Kids Catching fish in the Catch, Photograph & Release Program

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism is sponsoring  this fishing event running from June 20 through August 22, 2014.

If you’re 15 or younger and have caught a largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill or any species of catfish, you could win some new fishing gear through the first ever “Catch, Photo and Release” contest, which starts June 20. Fishing’s Future, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Cabela’s and KVOE Outdoors want to hear about your most memorable fishing adventure.  Winning entries for each week can be viewed at  www.kvoe.com/on-air/what-s-in-outdoors, www.fishingsfuture.org, and on Facebook at facebook.com/fishingsfuture. Meanwhile here are a few photos of kids and their fishes.

Max Bauer with Sunfish

Max Bauer with Sunfish

Troy with Catfish

Troy with Catfish

Susanna with Bass

Susanna with Bass