Introduction to Fishing Courses - Built for Beginners!

Intro to Fishing online course - an interactive course to get you all of the basics you need to start fishing. This course supports our "Learn to Fish Workbook" and video library. Take our course at your pace and receive a certificate of completion at the end. 

father and son holding rainbow trout

Introduction to Fishing Courses cover all the basics to get you started fishing today! This class is designed for those with little or no fishing experience. You will leave with the confidence and knowledge to fish safely, legally, and successfully!

This class is ideal for adults and families with children ages 6 and older looking to pick up fishing. The topics covered in this course can be found in our Connecticut "Let's Go Fishing!" workbook.

Introduction to Fishing courses are offered on a regular basis in a virtual Zoom format. CARE staff will present our Introduction to Fishing Online Course and be available to answer your questions. Register for a class by clicking the links below.

Zoom participants are invited and encouraged to attend a Fishing Field Trip where you can put your new skills to the test with some help!  All fishing equipment, bait, and expert instruction will be provided for use during the fishing field trip. Just make sure you have a fishing license if you are 16 years old or over and a positive attitude!

Introduction to Freshwater Fishing Zoom Classes

There are no classes scheduled at this time. Please check back again in the Fall.


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Content last updated in June 2022.