Learn 2 Fish With Us teamed up with PHYX Productions and Head 2 Head Fishing to livestream a Fishing Clinic into five third grade classes at Woodland Elementary, which is located in Kimberly, Wisconsin. The virtual Fishing Clinic took place the afternoon of May 4th. Learn 2 Fish With Us has presented in-person fishing clinics for Woodland Elementary for the last ten years, and during the planning stages for this year’s fishing clinic we were notified that Kimberly School District only allowed teachers on school grounds. So, Executive Director/Angler Educator Greg Karch worked with PHYX Productions to see about livestreaming their Fishing Basics seminar into Woodland. PHYX Productions studio supplied the technology and equipment to host the Fishing Clinic, which allowed Woodland and Learn 2 Fish With Us to see each other, along with being able to communicate back and forth, as if Captain Greg was at Woodland!! Captain Greg and Woodland Elementary were very happy with the success of their first virtual Fishing Clinic.
Fishing Basics seminar teaches students about the skills and equipment needed to begin fishing; such as, safety while fishing, spin cast and spinning fishing combos, how to cast safely and accurately, knots, fish identification, live and artificial bait, aquatic invasive species, logging fishing trips, conservation and so much more. After the seminar, students had time to ask questions such as: ‘Captain Greg what is how biggest fish?’, ‘What are good places to fish around here?’, ‘What is your favorite fish to fish for?’ and so many more.
At the end of the virtual fishing clinic students learned they would receive a camo fishing visor along with a fishing educational book and were they excited!!