Auckland and Hamilton and Tauranga parents should also note Rotorua also have similar very good tuition for kids and much older kids.
This is so good we have to post it on TRM Daily Report in the hope that other local clubs (TALTAC or Taupo?) or DOC (Taupo Fishery Managers) might consider to offer something similar…
A to Z
A to Z Fly Fishing Tuition
The A to Z fly fishing course offered by the Rotorua Anglers Association will teach you all the basics and give you a solid foundation of knowledge and skill that will quickly transform you from a novice angler to a confident fisherman.
All the gear and equipment needed for the duration of the course can be supplied free of charge, or you can bring your own fishing gear if you prefer.
The course consists of five indoor classes, and concludes with an outdoor session fishing one of the local waterways.
Session 1. Understanding the different types of rod , reel and fly line combinations and the basic equipment needed to begin your your fishing adventure.
Session 2. Basic fly casting, theory and practice and the three most useful knots for your fishing
Session 3.Fly Tying. Learn how to tie the simple but successful patterns used for Rotorua fishing.
Session 4. The trouts diet. An understanding of what a trout feeds on in lakes and streams. The tactics for catching trout. Fishing a Nymph, dry fly, wet fly, or streamer.
Session 5. Putting it all together. A fishing trip to one of the local waterways with close quarter tuition
from an experienced fisherman
A to Z Course fee.
Junior [10 to 16 years] $25
Annual Club Membership
Adult $ 45.00 Junior $ 15.00 Family $ 55.00
Contact. Gavin Corbett 0212263978 Rotoruaanglers@gmail.com
Children’s Fishing Program at the Ngongotaha Hatchery – 2017
Attached are the dates for the 2017 season:
Sunday 13th August 2017
Sunday 10th September 2017
Sunday 8th October 2017
Sunday 5th November 2017
Please note that all anglers have to prebook their fishing spot on line at eastern.fishandgame.org.nz
There is a suggested donation of $3.00. All young anglers (ages 6 to 14) are given a casting lesson and then a chance to catch a trout from the fish and game pond. A certificate is given to each angler to celebrate their achievement.
Morning fishing session is from 9.00 am to 12.00pm and the afternoon session is from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm. All equipment is supplied.
Also there is 20 tagged trout that will win the lucky angler a Kilwell spinning rod and reel.
In addition there will be coffee, soft drinks and a sausage sizzle
Meanwhile all anglers have to try harder to introduce the next generation to trout fishing. There are far too many crusty old blighters and not enough younger anglers on all rivers in this region.
and from Doug at NZFishing.com
Kids love fishing…..let’s support them
Support Kids into Fishing (SKIF)
Kids love to go fishing. But many need support to do so. So why not donate any old (but still in good condition) fishing gear so a youngster that would love to try their hand at fishing has the means to do so.
Win one of three rod and reels for the best photo
Each month from August to October the best photo of a youngster (under 18) involved in some aspect of angling will win a rod and reel donated by Pure Fishing NZ. And for the winning photographer we will send them a Strike Indicator set and a special fishing hat from Suzuki NZ
A great family fishing day
Following many year’s success, the Take a Kid Fishing day at the Groynes Lakes in Christchurch will be held on Sunday Oct 15 this year. The event is free and there will be many helpers on hand to assist young anglers learn the skills needed to target the hundreds of salmon that will be released into the lakes.
Anything we have missed?
If you know of any events around the country that are designed to help kids get into fishing please let us know. We at nzfishing.com get many requests for information from people wanting to know where they can take a kid fishing. Please look at our Children’s Fishing Days page and if there are any events missing let us know the details so they can be included.