The March 2019 issue of the Susquehanna Ripples is now available. You can download your copy here.
Because of the weather and the forecast for continued rain and ice throughout the day and into this evening, the fly tying class for tonight (February 12, 2019) is cancelled. Please be safe and stay inside and off the roads.
We will meet next Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7 pm for the next class.
The February 2019 issue of the Susquehanna Ripples is now available. You can download your copy here.
The Chapter will be holding its annual fly tying class starting February 5, 2019 and running through March 26, 2019. We had set the class size at 24 students and we reached that number within a short time of advertising the class and can not accept any more registrations.
We will have an update in the March issue of the Susquehanna Ripples and we want to thank everyone who signed up for the class.
“Timothy D. Schaeffer, the new Executive Director of the Fish and Boat Commission, penned this introductory message that appeared in the January/February Pennsylvania Angler & Boater magazine, along with a great photo of his 2 sons Erik and Kurt enjoying the water–
It is great to be back. As a bit of background, I worked at the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) from April 2008 until December 2017 before leaving to serve at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP).
For more information about programs, educational resources, grants and initiatives of the agency, visit the Fish and Boat Commission website. Click Here to buy your fishing license to support Commission programs. Click Here to get on Commission social media, get the Commission app and to receive press releases.”
Register at https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/136237
|Thursday, January 31, 2019||6:00pm – 9:00pm|
Keiper Recreation Center
Intersection of Mulberry St & Little Legue Blvd
Williamsport, PA 17701
Room: Keiper Recreation Center Park@Natatorium Lot
About the Event:
This Fishing Skills Instructor (FSI) course is designed to teach experienced, adult, anglers how to teach basic fishing skills and aquatic ecology. Certified instructors then teach “SMART” Angler classes and Family Fishing Programs.
This is an excellent training for those involved in any organization that provides fishing programs!
REQUIRED – Those interested in attending must bring their current Fishing License with them. This is needed to complete the instructor certification form.
ABOUT THE PENNSYLVANIA FISHING PROGRAMS:
The Pennsylvania Fishing programs are introductory programs in fishing and conservation of Pennsylvania’s waterways. These programs provide very basic fishing skills and background information. The two programs are the SMART Angler Program and the Family Fishing Program.
PENNSYLVANIA FISHING PROGRAM GOALS
The goals of the programs are to:
- To teach basic skills, equipment, techniques and the safety of freshwater fishing in Pennsylvania.
- To develop an understanding of the state’s aquatic ecosystems.
- To foster an appreciation of the state’s aquatic resources.
- To encourage the wise use of the state’s water resources.
- To create an awareness of aquatic invasive species (AIS)
FISHING PROGRAMS INCLUDE INSTRUCTION ON THE FOLLOWING:
- types of fish found in Pennsylvania
- fish habitats
- outdoor manners and protecting our water resources
- basic fishing skills and practice using them!
- knowledge on aquatic invasive species
The Northcentral PA Conservancy is working with Firetree Place, the PFBC and the family of Dave Colley to hold this event in Dave’s memory. Dave passed away in November 2017 and was a longtime employee of St. Croix Rods, past Director and Trout Kickoff Chairman for our Chapter, and a dedicated fisherman.
Please register for this class in honor of Dave and for every class you teach or assist in, Dave’s memory and passion for fishing will continue on.
The Chapter will be holding its annual fly tying class starting February 5, 2019 and running through March 26, 2019. The class’s are free and open to the public and will be held weekly from at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Tuesday evenings at the Covenant Central Presbyterian Church (807 W. 4th Street, Williamsport-parking and entrance is off Campbell Street). The course will include and instruction manual, all the tools and materials needed to tie your flies during each session. If you have your own tools, you are more than welcome to bring them with you.
Beginners and all skill levels are welcomed and instructors will include notable local fly tiers. We have been fortunate to have had some great instructors in the past and will have them again this year.
Class size is limited to 24 students and is first come first serve. Last years class filled up quickly and was a big success. You can register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we need know the names of everyone you are registering, their experience levels, and contact information (email and phone number). You can also register by calling Walt Nicholson at 570-447-3600.