Fish on! Sign up now for the annual Get Hooked Fishing School hosted by the Aquarium. The popular one-day course on Saturday, March 17, features in-depth presentations by experienced anglers on many aspects of the sport, including topics such as inshore fishing for striper, drum, trout, mackerel and flounder, fly fishing, offshore fishing and sustainable fishing practices. Additional demonstrations will feature fly-tying or instructions on helpful knots.
The school offers an opportunity to gather a lot of information in one day at one place. The action-packed event includes participation in up to four sessions of instruction, a catered lunch, giveaways and drawings for some great fishing gear. Agencies and businesses of interest to fishermen and boaters will be on hand.
Get Hooked is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and all sessions are at the Aquarium. Advance registration is required and space is limited. The fee is $60 per person; $54 for Aquarium members. See the website for more information or to sign up online. Registration also is accepted by phone and at visitor services at the Aquarium. Get Hooked is sponsored by the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.