Last Tuesday, experienced angler from Margaree, John Hart, and Master Flycasting Instructor from the Atlantic Salmon Federation, Lewis Hinks, shared their expertise, rods and flies with the 6th and 7th grade students from Ecole N.D.A.
The workshop was divided into two lessons. At one station, John Hart taught students Clinch knots to attach hooks to lines. At the other, Lewis Hinks taught them to cast and provided expert tips throughout the lesson. Students then got to head down to the pond and test out their new skills. Many students were quick to hook fish and several of them caught impressive Rainbow and Brook trout from the pond. They encouraged each other as they battled to bring larger fish to the banks, and smiled for pictures with their instructors and catch.
The CRSA would like to thank the students and teachers who participated in the workshop and for making this year such a great success.
A special thanks also goes out to Robert Leblanc, who was a great help and kindly contributed his time and experience with the students as well as Joel Camus who generously offered his fishing pond and surrounding property to be used for practice.