Angling Clinic

Spring Angling Clinic Curriculum

The Spring Angling Clinic is held at Aspen Hall and Shevlin Pond in Bend usually for seven (7) days during the last full week in April and the first two days of the following week. You will be working with 4th and 5th grade students, ages 9 and 10. Two classes per day attend this program. The each class will usually have 24 to 30 students, thus there may be up to 60 students at the site on any day. These classes are in the Kokanee Karnival Comprehensive Program and will have completed the Angler Education program prior to attending the Spring Angling Clinic. These students have also completed the Fall Streamside program.

Classes usually arrive at the site between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. Classes usually have to depart for school by 1:30 or 2:00 p.m. Arrival and departure times can vary so the instructors must be flexible and adjust their station times accordingly. Based on the amount of time the students have at the Spring Angling Clinic the amount of time they can spend at each station and afternoon fishing may need to be adjusted. The average time available at each station is 20 minutes.

Care of the Catch Station

This document is Part 2 of the Spring Angling Clinic curricula – Care of the Catch – Station 1. Volunteers will set up this station in the morning. This part of the curriculum consists of the following parts:
  1. Set Up
  2. Initial Discussion
  3. Care of the Catch
  4. Fish Physiology
  5. Fish Identification
  6. Clean Up

Water Safety and Casting Station

This document is Part 3 of the Spring Angling Clinic curricula – Water Safety and Casting – Station 2. Volunteers will set up this station in the morning. This part of the curriculum consists of the following parts:
  1. Set Up
  2. Initial Discussion
  3. Water Safety
    1. Hypothermia
    2. Boating safety, Reach, Throw, Row and Go
    3. Stream and wading safety
  4. Casting Instructions – include safety while casting.
  5. Practice Casting
  6. Clean Up

Knot Tying Station

This document is Part 4 of the Spring Angling Clinic curricula – Knot Tying – Station 3. Volunteers will set up this station in the morning. This part of the curriculum consists of the following parts:
  1. Set Up
  2. Initial Discussion
  3. Surgeon’s End Loop
  4. Improved Clinch Knot
  5. Surgeon’s Knot/ Bobber Attachment
  6. Clean Up

Fishing Equipment and Stream Habitat Station

This document is Part 5 of the Spring Angling Clinic curricula – Fishing Equipment and Stream Habitat – Station 4. Volunteers will need to set up this station in the morning. This part of the curriculum consists of the following parts:
  1. Set up
  2. Fishing Equipment
  3. Stream Habitat
  4. Fly Casting
  5. Clean up