On Tuesday, March 29th, Captain Greg Karch of Learn 2 Fish With Us and National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) taught fourth and fifth graders the Fishing Basics. Captain Greg hosted four Fishing Basics seminars at Omro Elementary for over one hundred and sixty students where they learned about the equipment and skills needed to begin fishing through an interactive seminar!! They learned; safety while fishing, spin cast and spinning fishing combos, how to cast safely and accurately, simple fishing presentations, how to tie the Clinch and Palomar knot, fish identification, live and artificial bait, aquatic invasive species and so much more. We had parents email us on how excited the students were to talk about everything that was covered in the fishing class. Captain Greg, was just as excited as when he asked a question or asked for a volunteer, all hands would go up quickly!! How cool is that!!
Learn 2 Fish With Us has hosted many seminars at different schools over the years, but this was the first time for Omro Elementary. Dave, the principle for Omro Elementary asked if we could come back in 2023. Dave also heard about field trips we host for fishing and so looks forward to this possibility!!
Thanks to the National Professional Anglers Association, Shakespeare, Mercury Marine and Learn 2 Fish With Us, each student received a NPAA Future Pro Shirt, water bottle and fishing educational book..