DEM to host fly-fishing clinics for the public

By The Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will host a series of fly-fishing clinics throughout the spring and early summer.

The agency says the series begins Saturday in Carolina with a fly-fishing workshop for families.

Workshops will range from introductory classes for children to advanced instruction for experienced anglers. They’ll be held April 23, in Burrillville, June 4, in Newport, June 25, in Burrillville, and July 9, in Carolina. Some of the events are free and include lunch.

The agency says the workshops are led by experienced fly-fishing instructors as part of DEM’s Aquatic Resource Education program, a federally funded outreach program designed to provide fishing training to the public.

Registration is now open and is required for all clinics.

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