Posted: April 13, 2010
be here in no time, so why not get ready to do some fishing and
take a course through Cleveland Metroparks Institute of the Great
a wide range of outdoor experiences to people of all
will enjoy the knowledge and expertise of seasoned instructors with
all IGO courses and have fun at the same time.
people develop or enhance their outdoor skills, knowledge and
variety of courses offered this spring, IGO is currently accepting
registrations for the following fishing-related courses:
May 1 • 9 – 11 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
May 2 • 1 – 3 p.m. & 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Lake Boathouse • Hinckley Reservation • Hinckley
advantage of Ohio’s free fishing days with IGO at Hinckley Lake.
Enjoy a day of fishing and learning new skills. Equipment and bait
provided. Learn basic casting skills, fishing knots and fish
identification. This program is for adults and children, ages 6 and
older. There is a fee of $8 per person.
Sunday, May 9 • 9 a.m. -
Hinckley Lake Boathouse •
Hinckley Reservation • Hinckley Township
special for mom this year – take her fishing! Imagine her
excitement as she reels in the big one! Equipment, bait and basic
lessons provided. Participants, ages 16 through 65, require a
current Ohio fishing license and must bring it to fish. If this is
a new activity for mom, a one-day fishing license is available. To
purchase a license, go to ODNR’s Division of Wildlife website www.wildohio.com. This program
is for adults and children, ages 6 and older. There is a fee of $10
Wednesday, July 7 • 6 – 9
John J. Donnelly Rocky River
Nature Center • Rocky River Reservation • North Olmsted
Saturday, July 10 • 8 a.m. –
4 p.m. at Sunnybrook Trout Fishing Club
Want to learn
how to catch tasty trout for summer cookouts? Join instructor Bill
Grake for an evening class followed by a full day at Sunnybrook
Trout Fishing Club. Learn how inexpensive fly fishing can be and
discover knot tying, lure selection, casting basics, and more.
Equipment and lunch provided. There is a fee of $150 per
May 22 • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Donnelly Rocky River Nature Center • Rocky River Reservation •
secrets of fishing the near shore waters of Lake Erie with
instructor Jeff Liskay. This course explores fishing opportunities
available for small boaters or shore-bound anglers, and includes
topics such as tackle selection, casting techniques, fish locating,
and basic navigation. Learn proper boat rigging and launching
procedures, too. Participants make a night crawler harness to take
home. There is a fee of $20 per person.
also offers equipment adaptation and assessment to make outdoor
recreation opportunities available to all individuals, regardless
have prerequisites, including a level of proficiency and knowledge.
more information, detailed trip fact sheets, a complete list of IGO
courses and trips, and to register, call 216-341-1704 or online at
some great fishing skills to get ready for summer through the
Institute of the Great Outdoors of Cleveland Metroparks
part of your