Some would say it's another way of saying ice fisheng! :roll:
Communities across the Wasatch Front have built small fishing ponds within their respective communities.
These ponds are there to give an alternative to other types of parks. [Green Space]
The ponds are there for everyone to enjoy, but a high emphases is placed on youth anglers.
Many of these ponds sponsor youth fishing clubs for kids ages 6 to 13.
These clubs are normally held once a week for 6 to 8 weeks each spring.
In orded for these clubs to exist, adult volunteers are needed to teach these kids the basics of fishing.
If you would like to become a volunteer, please contact the DWR and they will let you know where there is a club in your area.[[email protected]]
I have given some thought to volunteering, but am not sure exactly what volunteers do. Is it cleaning the ponds or teaching kids how to fish?...or do I contact the DWR to find out? (I probably just answered my own question :lol: )
The best thing that you can do as a volunteer is to become a fishing coach for one of the youth fishing clubs.
These clubs meet once a week for 6 to 8 weeks in April and May every year.
For more information, please email [[email protected]]
There are other times that the DWR askes for volunteers.
The Outdoor Expo and The State Fair to name a few.
I did it last year basically you are given a topic and the information to teach a lesson about it. You then spend 1-2 hours fishing with kids from the ages of 4-13 it is a challange but rewarding. I did it last year for riverton and will propably help out again in the fall when they start back up. *()* *()*
There is not much more that could be added about community fishing and volunteering, but it is very rewarding to help teach a kid to catch there first fish. I did volunteered at the Jessen Nature Park in Syrcuse and at the State Fair this year for the first time and plan on many more years. You just cannot get over the look in there eyes when they land there first fish.
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