Basic Fishing In the basic fishing course you will explore the skills and equipment needed and resources available to you to start your journey to becoming an angler. Topics covered in this course include basic rods and reels, safety, knot tying, fish identification, ethics, rules and regulations, and aquatic ecology. After completing a classroom session you'll get the chance to put your new skills to the test; you'll head out to a local pond and do some fishing! Age Restrictions: 8 and over; individuals 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult Classroom Time: 4 to 6 hours. Pack a lunch. Fieldtrip: 2 to 4 hours Dress appropriately for the conditions of the day. (Warm clothes, raingear, etc.) The event will be rain or shine. (Barring any downpours or Thunderstorms) NOTE: All equipment and materials are provided. A fishing license is not required to participate, when fishing during designated field trip hours.