Angler workshop set for March 22 in Utah

Fisheries biologist Ed Johnson, from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, will host a workshop for beginning or novice anglers of any age on March 22, 2012, at the south conference room in the State and County Building, 152 East 100 North in Vernal, Utah.

"The workshop, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, is designed to help anglers make fishing decisions from choosing a pole and reel to how to cook their catch," Johnson said. "This first workshop will be limited to 20 participants so we can have time to ask questions and get into fishing in more depth."

"My goal is to help people catch fish, to make the workshop meet the needs of the beginning angler, especially adults and adults with their kids," Johnson said. "I'd like them to know which lake or stream they want to fish, what fish are there and the baits or lures they are likely to catch them on. We will start at the basics and work up."

Johnson said the workshop will talk about tried and true techniques as well as answer questions on an ever increasing number of new line materials; poles and reels; baits , lures and flies; and other fishing tackle and techniques. He also plans to bring in some of the local experts to talk about their approach so attendees will get a broader look at fishing.

The first meeting will be on March 22 and other meetings will be set with the group. He plans to end the workshop with a day on the water where the anglers can try out some of their new knowledge.

For more information and to sign up for one of the 20 slots, contact Ed at 435-823-0958

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