What to do with your catch? Learn it on Wednesday

Ohio anglers angling for ways to prepare their catch can do so at tasty workshop Wednesday, July 23 at the Ohio Division of Wildlife District Three Office in Akron.

But they had better hurry if they want to get cooking tips.

Because of the workshop's "huge success," last year, there are only room  five or six seats left, said Ken Fry, outdoors skill specialist.

The workshop covers how to care for fish from the time they are in the cooler to when they are being prepared for the frying pan, Fry said    

Workshop participants will learn how to clean and filet a fish, Fry said, noting that he recalled seeing a woman nudge her husband last year and quip "You told me to scale the fish," he recalled.

The workshop will also cover cooking techniques and give participants an opportunity to do some hands-on filleting.

"We will be taking the meat and cooking it up, and allowing them to sample the fish, and hopefully  to turn some people on to fishing," Fry said. "It was pretty popular last year. At least half who came to the workshop last year had never had fish and were delightfully surprised how much they liked the fish.

The workshop will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Wildlife District Three, 912 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron.

Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Call Fry at (330) 245-3030.

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