Family fishing program coming to local armory

The Ansonia Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection CARE (Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education) Program Family Fishing Class in Ansonia.

This is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about:
• Connecticut waters.
• Fish identification.
• How and where fish live.
• Fishing tackle and techniques.
• Fishing laws and regulations.
• How to tie a strong knot.
• How to clean and cook your catch.
• Sportsmanship and safety.
• How to cast.
• Where to catch fish.

About the program

The two-day program will be held at the Ansonia Armory on North State Street on Thursday, April 9, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Parking is available on North Cliff Street behind the Armory Building.
A fishing trip will be held on opening day, April 11, at Abe Stone park where the lessons learned in the class will be put into practice at Colony Pond between 8 a.m. and noon.
All equipment will be provided. Adults 16 and older are required to have a fishing license to participate.

Free program

This free program is taught by certified DEEP CARE instructors and is open to all children and adults 7 and older.
Students completing the class receive a certificate from DEEP. Students 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
To register or for more information, call Dave Connelly at 203-231-0946.