DEEP: CARE - CT Aquatic Resources Education

Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE)

   {boy with bass}     {girl with bluegill}

CARE will introduce you, your family, and friends to the wonders of water, fish, and fishing.  State certified Instructors pass along information and expertise theyíve gained while angling in local waters for many years.  Demonstrations and activities make learning fun for adults and kids alike.  Most classes include a fishing trip to a local angling hotspot!  Find a class scheduled in your area by viewing a list of upcoming CARE classes. More in-depth program information can be seen by looking at our latest Annual Performance Report or watch our Learn To Fish video (5-1/2 minutes) which introduces viewers to the CARE Family Fishing Course.

 
Courses include discussions on where to fish, what bait to use, and safety around water.   Information on ecology and the environment also make it easier for you to find fish in the habitats they prefer.  Some courses are comprehensive and meet several times.  Others are short and may cover specific topics, like ice fishing. (A 10 minute video titled Let's Go Ice Fishing introduces viewers to ice fishing.) Summer Fishing classes are offered to kids in day camps when school is out.  CARE lessons are even taught in many school classrooms.
 
CARE volunteers offer instruction as a service to communities where they live and because they want to see the lifelong sport of fishing passed on to future generations!   Over 2,000 CARE Instructors have donated the teaching effort of 45 full-time employees.  CARE Instructors have taught over 165,000 people since 1986, and continue to organize classes and events for thousands of families each year.  CARE lessons are even taught in many public school classrooms.
 
 
Isnít it time you got in on the fun?

Our Family Fishing courses cover:
CTís sport fish species
Where to fish
Finding your own bait and how to use bait
Fishing rules and regulations
Safety around the water
Ecology and the environment   
 
Our Summer Fishing classes are offered to kids in day camps during July and August.
      
   {teaching kids how to use tackle}
To learn how you can become a volunteer, or for more information on courses, please call the CARE Center at 860-663-1656.

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Content Last Updated September 2013