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Fishing Education
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The history of fishing goes back thousands of years, yet many people today have never fished, or have children who want to fish and don't know how to teach them. While fishing can be as basic as putting a worm on a hook at the end of some fishing line, proper instruction in the use of modern equipment, as well as basic safety, can greatly enhance the enjoyment of this sport.

The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife has several programs to help the beginner or parent wishing to teach their children how to fish. Public and organized group classes at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center special events are available to introduce and reinforce basic fishing skills to adults and children.

Below are links to pages with information on fishing to assist the entry-level as well as intermediate angler.

Volunteer and youngster with catch
WCC instructor Charlie Soffel with student at Pequest
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arrow Public Programs at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center
arrow Group Programs at the Pequest Trout Hatchery
arrow Coldwater Conservation School
arrow Marine Education
arrow "Hooked On Fishing - Not On Drugs" Program
arrow The Fishing's Never Been Better in New Jersey
arrow Warmwater Fishing Has Never Been Better!

External Sites:
arrow NJ DEP Water Education & Outreach Resources
arrow Take Me Fishing - Information on how and where to boat and fish
arrow Future Fisherman Foundation
arrow Teen Anglers
arrow Fishing for Kids
arrow Fishing Tips Depot
arrow How To Catch Fish Network
arrow Scouting Patch Programs
arrow High School Fishing/Student Angler Federation
arrow Animated Knots - Learn basic and advanced knots in easy to follow animated steps

ADDITIONAL LINKS OF INTEREST
arrow Fish and Wildlife Education Resources
Fishing Regulations
Wildlife Management Areas

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Last Updated: Decenber 15, 2014