Do You Know Fishing? DNR Needs Some Volunteers

7:07 PM, Nov 30, 2012   |    comments
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COLUMBIA, SC  (WLTX)  Know how to fish? Any good?  If so, the Department of Natural Resources would love your help. 

The Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Education is looking for experienced anglers to volunteer for a new family fishing instruction program. 

The Family Fishing Clinics (FFCs) are designed to introduce the basics of fishing to the young and old. 

Participants will learn how to tie fishing knots, rig rods, cast, fish and more!  DNR hopes to accomplish this through a trained set of skilled volunteers.  

Volunteers must be willing to attend a volunteer training session and undergo a SLED background and driving record check. 

Once trained, the Certified DNR Fishing Instructors will be expected to host at least two clinics a year for a minimum of 15 participants and no more than 25 participants and turn in the required reporting documents.

The intention of the Family Fishing Clinics is to introduce participants with little or no angling experience or those who need a refresher to the basics of fishing to increase their future participation in the sport. Participants will learn how and where to fish and have someone to fish with to become confident anglers.

If you are interested in becoming a Certified DNR Fishing Instructor, please contact Lorianne Riggin at (803) 737-8483 or email her at about attending the upcoming Certified DNR Fishing Instructor Training to be held January 21st in West Columbia.

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