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KAUKAUNA — Learn the basics of fishing including casting, knot tying, and fish identification with the Kaukauna High School Fishing Team.

The event runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 24, 2022 at the 1000 Islands Enivironmental Center, 1000 Beaulieu Court,

Volunteers will be on hand to teach basic skills and will also help you try your luck at fishing along the river bank.

We will have everything needed and will be giving out some basic lead-free fishing tackle to all participants while supplies last.

Any fish that are caught can be donated to The Feather Wildlife Rehab/Education Center. The Feather is always in need of fish to feed osprey and eagles in their care. Fish that are donated will be put on ice and transported to The Feather after the event.

Everyone is invited to take part in the instruction, but you must be 15 or under to take part in the fishing activity unless you have a valid Wisconsin fishing license. All Wisconsin fishing regulations apply.

Kaukauna High School has one of the top fishing teams in the state, and is a member of the WIFA, or Wisconsin Interscholastic Fishing Association.

In February, Kaukauna Fishing Team senior Riley Hemme was named the 2021 Master Angler of the year by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Fishing Association.


By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.