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Expand your love of the outdoors: Learn to take a child fishing
ODFW Hosts Adult Basic Angling Class



March 4, 2009


Shahab Farzanegan (503) 947-6017
Darlene Sprecher (503) 947-6025
Jessica Sall (503) 947-6023
Fax: (503) 947-6009

SALEM, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold a “Learn to take a child fishing” Adult Basic Angling Class on Saturday, April 11, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The class will be held at the Oregon 4-H Conference and Education Center property, just 8 miles from downtown Salem, Ore., in the Eola Hills of Polk County.

This class is open to anyone 18 years or older interested in learning basic angling skills with an emphasis on taking youth on a successful fishing trip.

“If you’re someone who wants to share the love of fishing with young people and their families but do not have the skills or are a little rusty…this program is for you,” said Shahab Farzanegan, ODFW aquatic and angling education coordinator. Youth leaders, classroom teachers and fishing club members are encouraged to participate.

Saturday’s training will introduce participants to basic fishing skills, water safety, field trip considerations and the catch, care and preparation of fish. They also will get some hands on fishing time with trained instructors. No fishing license is required and all fishing is catch and release.

Pre-registration for Saturday’s class is required by April 8. The registration fee is $20 and includes lunch. Space is limited.

To register, and for more information, contact Darlene Sprecher at (503) 947-6025 or e-mail

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