Feb. 13, 2014

Angler Training Program prepares folks to teach fishing techniques in Kansas

PRATT – It’s hard to beat the excitement that comes with catching a fish. The sudden tug, swishes and swirls in the water, and the anticipation of what is on the line is an experience that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy. If you’re an angler who believes everyone should be introduced to the joys of fishing and have an interest in sharing your passion with others, keep reading.

As part of the new Kansas Angler Education program, developed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and Fishing’s Future, an upcoming class designed to jump-start the instructor certification process will be held March 1 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Kansas City Cabela’s location, 10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, KS 66111. There is no cost to attend; however pre-registration is required.

Apart from becoming certified, participants will also be given valuable information regarding working with children, sample curriculums, and tips for preparing a class or clinic. Other subjects covered in the four-hour class include current fishing rules and regulations, species identification, fishing ethics, equipment, knot-tying, casting, fish habitat, aquatic nuisance species, and conservation practices.

“Kansas offers some of the best public fishing opportunities in the nation, and we think this is a great way for anglers to pass on their passion for fishing to those who may have yet to experience Kansas fishing,” said KDWPT Community Fisheries Assistance Program coordinator Bryan Sowards.

Anglers interested in registering for the March 1 class may sign up by visiting and clicking “upcoming events,” then “Kansas Angler Education Training Program.”

For more information, contact Fishing’s Future coordinator Kevin Reich at, or by phone at (785) 577-6921.