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ANGLING

1. INTRODUCTION

These resources were created to help you develop and implement a youth angling program. It includes guides, templates, checklists, and sample lesson plans that will help you prepare to introduce the sport to beginning anglers.

GUIDE Introduction and Overview to AnglingGUIDE Introduction and Overview to Angling

This guide serves as an introduction to all the components necessary to establish a youth angling program.

2. REQUIRED RESOURCES AND PLANNING

This section features resources and guidance that will help you develop a logistical plan for a day of angling instruction. By using the Angling Day Planner to customize the Day at a Glance template, you’ll be able to create a portable logistics summary for your trip.

GUIDE Angling Day PlannerGUIDE Angling Day Planner

This guide describes an in-depth plan for an angling trip that includes a sample lesson plan. Use this in advance of your trip to plan out details and ensure everything runs smoothly during the program.

TEMPLATE Day at a Glance AnglingTEMPLATE Day at a Glance Angling

This template offers an example of how an angling day trip might run in terms of timing, logistics, and instruction. Use it in combination with the Angling Day Planner to customize your own itinerary and timeline.

3. DOCUMENTATION

After developing your program, use these templates for a Local Operations Plan and Trip Log to efficiently organize information and create a portable resource for your trip. In addition, the Angling Gear Checklist is a handy tool that will help ensure you have all the gear and supplies necessary for a successful program.

TEMPLATE Local Operation PlanTEMPLATE Local Operation Plan

Many permitting agencies require you to file a Local Operations Plan (LOP), a summary of relevant resources that can be referred to in an emergency, before running your trip on their land. This template will help you collect and summarize the emergency information that will become your LOP. Remember to check with the appropriate agency, when relevant, to determine the exact information needed. A Local Operations Plan is a summary of relevant resources that can be referred to in an emergency. Many permitting agencies require you to file a Local Operations Plan before running your trip on their land. This template will to help you collect and summarize the emergency information that will become your LOP. Remember, when relevant, to check with the appropriate agency to determine the exact information needed.

TEMPLATE Trip LogTEMPLATE Trip Log

A trip log is an excellent way to organize simple information that is pertinent to your trip. This customizable template offers you flexibility to include anything specific to your program. It also contains a post-trip questionnaire used to collect feedback from your trip. This template is set up to contain simple information that is pertinent to your trip. You can customize this template in any way you chose adding anything specific and relevant to your program. It also contains a debrief questionnaire for collecting information and feedback from the trip.

CHECKLIST Angling GearAngling Gear

This angling-specific checklist is a useful tool that will help ensure you have all the gear and supplies necessary for a successful program.

4. OTHER RESOURCES

A crucial component of designing your angling program is deciding which aspects of the sport you’d like to teach. Here are several lesson plans you can use to develop a spin, fly, or ice fishing program, along with a downloadable leader’s guide from Minnaqua.

SAMPLE LESSON PLAN Spin FishingSAMPLE LESSON PLAN Spin Fishing

This sample lesson plan covers the basics of spin fishing, including gear, techniques, fish handling, and angling ethics.

Fly FishingSAMPLE LESSON PLAN Fly Fishing

This sample lesson plan covers the basics of fly fishing, including gear, techniques, fish handling, and angling ethics.

Ice FishingSAMPLE LESSON PLAN Ice Fishing

This sample lesson plan covers the basics of ice fishing, including safety issues, gear, techniques, fish handling, and angling ethics.

GUIDE Minnaqua – teaching through fishingTeaching through fishing

This downloadable guide from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers a wealth of useful information for anyone interested in developing an angling program or planning an angling outing.