Youth Fishing Knowledge

As many of you may know, I am the President (for a second year) of the Fishing Club at my middle school. In this club we not only learn about fishing but how to keep our oceans around for many more generations after us, hopefully. I enjoy educating my peers and learning new things about the ocean. The Fishing Club teaches students about sustainable fishing, invasive species, and ocean conservation. Some of the things we practice in our club meetings and events include safe fishing techniques, knot tying skills, and safe fish handling skills for properly returning fish to their natural environment. We also engage in games to assist the members of the Club to correctly identify various types of fish. This can help people from catching and keeping the wrong fish. As a result, fish on the endangered species list may have a population boost because they are not being killed by accident. In the Fishing Club we also learn about different ocean conservation techniques and we really enjoy guest speakers who can come to the Club every other Friday to speak on topics related to ocean conservation, sustainable fishing, water sports, water safety (including the importance of proper sun protection), and proper fishing techniques.  Thus, if you are reading this and would like to share your knowledge with our Fishing Club on a Friday morning, please email me at

Keep your mind as bright and clear as the great ocean….

Grace Gillis

President, Lamar Louise Curry

Middle School Fishing Club