CATCH Clinics Offered at the 19th Annual Great Smoky Mountains Trout Festival

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  • Location: Maggie Valley Festival Grounds
  • Dates and times:
    • Saturday, June 21, 2008
      From 5:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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Last updated: Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 12:22 PM Posted: Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 09:32 AM

The Haywood Community College Natural Resources Management Department, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the Town of Maggie Valley, and Haywood Waterways Association are sponsoring a CATCH (Caring For Aquatics Through Conservation Habits) youth fishing clinic during the 19th Annual Great Smoky Mountain Trout Festival. The two clinics will be held on Saturday, June 21 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. The first clinic will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. and requires pre-registration. An afternoon clinic with on-site registration will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

The CATCH program is designed to teach young people “how,” “when,” and “where” to fish as well as to introduce lessons in aquatic ecology, water safety, fishing ethics, and respect for the outdoors. Many youngsters in our community have never had a chance to learn how to fish or to explore aquatic habitats. CATCH provides this environmental education opportunity.

The CATCH Clinic is open to youth between the ages of 6 and 15. Necessary equipment will be furnished. A parent or guardian must register and attend with the youth.

The number of participants will be limited. To register, call Dave Dudek (828) 627-4564, or Jenny Carver (828) 627-4560 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Join the fun! Get hooked on fishing!