Upcoming events

Featured AREA Members

AQUATIC RESOURCES EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

AREA is Celebrating 25 Years: 1994-2019


Log in


News

<< First  < Prev   1   2   Next >  Last >> 
  • August 17, 2019 7:04 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    1. Finding The Treasures Of The Trails, Kayak Fishing

    Gary Rankel

    152 pages | $20 

    www.squareup.com

    Why Read It?

    Finding the Treasures of the Trails, Kayak Fishing is a treasure for any angler. The first 66 pages of the spiral-bound book offer step-by-step instruction on inshore saltwater and freshwater fishing. Rankel shares his experiences, backed by thorough research, to describe everything from essential kayak gear to safety gear and fishing tackle.

    Then Treasures of the Trails prepares the angler to fish every corner of Florida’s Citrus County. Nestled in the crook of the panhandle, the county harbors too many parks and preserves to count. The book covers redfish, trout and snook on the west coast to freshwater bass fishing in the inland lakes. Rankel shares detailed description of each hot spot along with a winning game plan.

    The book’s most valuable treasures are detailed maps and illustrations labeled with launch spots and fishing holes. Whether you’re heading to Citrus County for vacation, moving to town or lived there all your life, Finding the Treasures of the Trails is priceless.

    2. Strong Is The Current

    Joel Spring

    182 pages | $23

    www.westriverpublishing.com

    Why Read It?

    “Grief is a strange fishing partner,” Joel Spring writes in his memoir Strong is the Current, A Grieving Father’s Meditations on Life, Loss and Fishing. The collection of essays chronicles Spring’s journey through losing his young-adult daughter to brain cancer.

    Spring shares fish stories from before, during and after his tragic loss; the author remembers the good times, survives the bad and emerges on the other side wiser and happier. Not only does the reader grow with the author, but we join him for some exciting fishing.

    In addition to reflection and spiritual awareness, Strong is the Current is funny and fun. While we’re sorry for Spring’s loss, we’re glad for the insight and understanding his book brings.

    3. Kayak Fly Fishing

    Ben Duchesney

    190 pages | $29.95

    www.stackpolebooks.com

    Why Read It?

    When readers pick up Kayak Fly Fishing, they are holding two books under one cover. Duchesney, a former web editor for Kayak Angler, covers everything to get started kayak fishing and fly fishing with practical tips for combining the two pursuits. Readers benefit from Duchesney’s experience in both sports.

    In addition to running the online side of this magazine, Duchesney also worked for Postfly, the world-famous fly-of-the-month club. The book starts with chapters on choosing and rigging a boat, then the author describes the best tackle and gear for any level fly angler.

    The clear, how-to information is glued together with fish stories making Kayak Fly Fishing as engaging as it is instructional.

    4. 101 Freshwater

    Kayak Launching Points

    Paul Batchelder, Sr.

    248 pages. | $19.95

    Why Read It?

    If you fished two days each week, it would take almost two years to hit all the spots described in 101 Freshwater Kayak Launching Points by Paul Batcheler, Sr. The author has lived and fished in Texas for almost 40 years, exploring the best water for the biggest fish.

    The book opens with chapters on safety, rigging and angling ethics. “Pick up after yourself and someone else,” Batchelder encourages in the Etiquette chapter. The bulk of the book is devoted to how to access and fish every hole and holler in the Lone Star State. Batcheler says, “We ended up with more locations than expected and included them all in this book.”

    5. An Angler’s Journal

    Quiet Fox Design

    145 pages | $12.99

    www.foxchapelb2b.com

    Why Read It?

    With high-powered, multi-function fishing applications available on smartphones and computer screens (see page 25), An Angler’s Journal takes a creative approach to saving memories. The beautifully-illustrated journal includes pages to track rod, reel and tackle purchases.

    Each log page has labels for when, where and how fish were caught. On the opposite page, readers can paste a print-out of a satellite image marked with notes and hot spots. In the back of the book, a life list allows anglers to check off significant catches. The last ten pages are left blank for photos of the catch to create a practical album of fishing memories.


  • August 17, 2019 6:48 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    The best anglers I know have one thing in common: they keep a detailed fishing log. After each trip, these guys note the weather, water and fishing conditions in a pocket-sized calendar or grease-stained journal.

    Less disciplined anglers have a hard time finding the time, let alone a pencil, to keep a paper record of their success, but we always manage to post our photos and stories on social media. What if we could turn Facebook into Fishbook?  Article at

    https://kayakanglermag.com/gear/fishing-gear-accessories/digital-fishing-logs-make-data-collection-effortless/

  • August 05, 2019 8:46 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    Apply for FWS positions, please click the following link (FWS Vacancy Announcements)

  • June 21, 2019 5:17 PM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held at the BSA’s new permanent Jamboree home: the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. It’s actually co-hosted by three Scout organizations: the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada and Asociación de Scouts de México.

    A World Jamboree in our country is a once-in-a-generation event. The 2019 World Scout Jamboree will be the first held in North America in 36 years (1983, Alberta, Canada) and the first held in the United States in 52 years (1967, Idaho).

    Some 50,000 Scouts and Scouters from 167 different countries are expected at the event to be held July 22 to Aug. 2, 2019.

    The Fishing program will play a prominent role in the CENTRO MONDIAL - Living in the 21st Century - Food Program with the 24th World Jamboree Program Pillar.

    Please like us on Facebook and share our public group
             
    2019 World Scout Jamboree - FISH ON!

    Pictures of Scouts from around the world with there #FIRSTCATCH experience will be posted here.

    Pictures of our Fishing Staff in Action will be posted here as well.
  • June 18, 2019 1:15 PM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    Engaging Kids with the 'Lure' of Angling

    A big challenge for many R3 agencies and organizations is effectively engaging the next generation of anglers. One solution is Into The Outdoors, a new innovative program that’s giving the entire R3 community free educational media that connects with today’s youth and empowers kids to make decisions about outdoor pursuits in three ways: online media, television, and peer-driven classroom learning.
     
    This new program, Getting Families Fishing, has been created and distributed by the Emmy-winning Into the Outdoors Education Network through a partnership with the Future Angler Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing sportfishing across the country. Funded by a multi-state conservation grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the series is producing four new television programs and 16 angling education classroom videos. The series is already broadcasting on syndicated television across multiple states, plus airing the shows 24/7 on five national digital channels. PBS affiliates have even noticed the new series, and with the free national offering, have started airing the shows in some markets.

    This new program, Getting Families Fishing, has been created and distributed by the Emmy-winning Into the Outdoors Education Network through a partnership with the Future Angler Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing sportfishing across the country. Funded by a multi-state conservation grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the series is producing four new television programs and 16 angling education classroom videos. The series is already broadcasting on syndicated television across multiple states, plus airing the shows 24/7 on five national digital channels. PBS affiliates have even noticed the new series, and with the free national offering, have started airing the shows in some markets.

    “With FWS funding, this entire program provides a one-two punch that gets kids interested in angling pathways,” says Dan Bertalan, Director of the Into the Outdoors Education Network. “Multiple channels on the entertainment network can get millions excited about fishing. And when they return to school this fall, teachers nationally will have free online access to the 16 classroom videos and hands-on angling lesson activities.”

    Learn More
    Upon completion, the new television shows and classroom videos will feature kids fishing with family and friends in:
    • Florida Fishing Fun
    • Wild About Walleyes
    • Crazy for Crappies
    • Busting Big Bass
    These full half-hour television shows are freely available to all state and federal agencies, R3 organizations and even corporations and other outdoor television shows via FTP upload. All of the classroom videos and angling lesson activities will be available on IntotheOutdoors.org, the national portal for outdoor education and entertainment. All media and educational content will also be featured on Kidsfishing.US.

    For more information, email intotheoutdoorstv@gmail.com or go to IntoTheOutdoors.org.


  • March 19, 2019 11:03 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is sharing its current list of position vacancy announcements on USAJOBS.  To view and apply for the specific FWS positions that you are eligible for, please click the following link (FWS Vacancy Announcements).

    If you have a question about a specific position vacancy that you are interested in, please contact the Human Resources point of contact listed on the announcement.  For more information about FWS job opportunities and employee benefits, please visit our FWS Human Resources page at www.fws.gov/humancapital/.  You can also follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usfws/) and on Twitter (@USFWS).

    Please share this message with other potential candidates and professional representatives who may have an interest in FWS opportunities.  Thank you and good luck!

  • March 06, 2019 12:30 PM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is sharing its current list of position vacancy announcements on USAJOBS.  To view and apply for the specific FWS positions that you are eligible for, please click the following link (FWS Vacancy Announcements).

    If you have a question about a specific position vacancy that you are interested in, please contact the Human Resources point of contact listed on the announcement.  For more information about FWS job opportunities and employee benefits, please visit our FWS Human Resources page at www.fws.gov/humancapital/.  You can also follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usfws/) and on Twitter (@USFWS).

    Please share this message with other potential candidates and professional representatives who may have an interest in FWS opportunities.  Thank you and good luck!


  • February 26, 2019 9:57 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    We are excited to be recruiting an R3 fisheries biologist for the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection – Fisheries Division!

    Come join our team.  The R3 coordinator position (at link below; closes March 11) is a Fisheries Biologist 1 position stationed in Hartford, CT.

    The selected individual will lead our angler recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) initiatives and general outreach functions.  Of particular note is our strong interest in hiring someone that not only possesses all the skills and abilities we are seeking, but that is also fluent in both English and Spanish.  

    https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=190225&R2=3911EE&R3=001

  • February 21, 2019 7:53 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    Visit their current openings at https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/?a=IN15&p=1&s=startdate


  • February 12, 2019 10:16 AM | Carol Paterick (Administrator)

    To Prospective Applicants and Professionals:

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is sharing its current list of position vacancy announcements on USAJOBS. This list includes new vacancy announcements for mission critical vacancies from GS-5 thru GS-11.   To view and apply for the specific FWS positions that you are eligible for, please click the following link (FWS Vacancy Announcements).  

    If you have a question about a specific position vacancy that you are interested in, please contact the Human Resources point of contact listed on the announcement.  For more information about FWS job opportunities and employee benefits, please visit our FWS Human Resources page at www.fws.gov/humancapital/.  You can also follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usfws/) and on Twitter (@USFWS).

    Please share this message with other potential candidates and professional representatives who may have an interest in FWS opportunities.  Thank you and good luck!


<< First  < Prev   1   2   Next >  Last >> 

About us

Our organization leads the discussions for aquatic leaders. AREA is organized for educational purposes. AREA members include representatives of State, Federal, industry, fisheries and educational professionals involved in aquatic resource education programs. The nationwide non-profit Association is created to foster, promote and encourage aquatic education.

Become a member

Show your commitment to increase ARE effectiveness  -
  • Provide expertise regarding aquatic education issues, strategies and methodologies 
  • Provide an organized forum for discussion, deliberation, and resolution 
  • Support aquatic resource management programs 
  • Develop strategic plans for the future; provide organization and direction to AREA members 
  • Serve as a liaison between agencies, industry and state aquatic resource education coordinators
  • Promote education and wise-use management and conservation of aquatic resources and those recreational sports related to them

We invite you to browse our Web site and to support our goals by joining AREA.

Find us

Look at the Regional listing for your AREA Regional Representative.

For payment assistance, contact Treasurer Steve Marshall, Phone: 561-292-6050, Email: steve.marshall@myfwc.com

For member assistance, contact Member Support,  Carol Paterick, Phone: 301-805-0784, carolpaterick@gmail.com.


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software