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Sportfishing

The sportfishing project provides hands-on learning experiences for youth and adult audiences interested in fishing and aquatic resource stewardship. It teaches fishing skills, conservation, ethical knowledge, aquatic ecology, tackle crafting and much, much more.

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Ready to get started? Check out the Sportfishing Challenge in the Kansas Clover Classroom!

Sportfishing

Things to Learn/Do in the Project

  • Basic fishing skills
  • Fish and aquatic life identification
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Fishing laws, ethics and stewardship
  • Tackle crafting – lures, rods, and other fishing equipment
  • Outdoor safety and first aid
  • Fish habitat management

Project Materials

National 4-H Curriculum Resources

Sportfishing Helper's Guide

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Supplemental Resources