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Friday, September 28, 2012

DEM cancels Charlestown fly-fishing class at Kettle Pond


PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife announces that the "Introduction to Saltwater Fly-Fishing" workshop previously scheduled for Saturday, September 29 at the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Kettle Pond Visitors' Center in Charlestown has been cancelled due to low registration.

DEM's Aquatic Resource Education program is sponsoring other several fishing programs this fall, including a fly-fishing trip via train around Aquidneck Island and fly-tying workshops. Pre-registration is required for most programs.

"Fly-Fishing Express", a fly-fishing safari around Aquidneck Island on the Old Colony Train will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The train will stop at several remote public access fishing areas around the island. Fly-fishing instructors will offer advice on the best flies and fly- fishing tactics. 

The program is designed for advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced fly-fishing anglers, and is perfect for those who have already participated in the "Introduction to Saltwater Fly-Fishing" workshop and would like to hone their fly-fishing skills while fishing. Pack a lunch and your chest waders and join other anglers on this fishing adventure. All other equipment, including flies, is provided with the $35 per-person registration fee.

"Fall Fly-Tying 2012" sessions will be held on six Mondays beginning October 22 to December 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the North Kingstown Community Center. Professional fly-tyers will teach beginning and intermediate fly-tying techniques for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Cost of the program is $5 for each class or $25 for all six sessions. Pre-registration is recommended, although walk-ins are accepted.

For additional information and for registration materials, contact Kimberly Sullivan in DEM's Aquatic Resource Education program at 539-7333 or via e-mail at