School Activities

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School Activities

We run education activities with over 6000 Victorian school students annually with the objective to develop in students conservation attitudes and sustainable behaviours in respect to aquatic environments. If you are teacher and would like Fishcare to run one of our sustainable fishing programs at your school please contact us.

Below is a guide to our Creating Sustainable Anglers School Program.

Typical time – Indoor activities (30-45 minutes), Fishing (1-1.5 hour).

Rules and Regulations

Fish Identification, understanding and demonstrating relevant rules and regulations, as well as learning to investigate and determine rules and regulations for a variety of recreational fishing circumstances.

Pest Species

Identification and best practice actions of various aquatic pest species such as European Carp, Northern Pacific Sea Stars, European Green Shore Crab etc.

Fish Anatomy

Multiple basic puzzle based activity looking at Fish Anatomy to draw connections for participants between form and function of various body parts of fish, building an understanding of the roles/niches various species fill in different ecosystems as well as enabling participants to learn how to “target” various angling species.

Fish Handling

By using demonstrations, we highlight the importance of fish handling to ensure safety for the fish and the angler. Using props to demonstrate and assess participants in landing methods, hook removal and release techniques.

Plug Casting Lanes

Mastering a variety of casting techniques for all situations, participants target timber “fish” with casting plugs to build confidence in their technique and accuracy prior to getting onto the water.

Knot Tying Station

A variety of knots with varying difficulty levels for different age groups. These can be incorporated in modern fishing techniques such as soft plastics and braid lines.

Fishing Session

For fishing session, we will supply all the equipment include rods, rigs, bait and expertise. We will work with teachers to choose a location nearby that works best for you and your students. We do require that teachers/chaperones attend these events with Fishcare volunteers to supervise the students.