Water Connections: Fishing for Healthy Water

Date: Sunday, April 30

Time: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Standish Boat Launch, Sebago Lake (location information provided to registrants via email prior to the event)

Audience: 14 years +

Space is limited to 24 participants

Learn to fly cast and about the importance of Maine’s water ecosystems in this hands-on event!

When we protect water for drinking, we also protect healthy fish habitats. The District contributes to conservation purchases in the Sebago Lake Watershed because forests help produce excellent water quality for drinking. Those same forests help provide healthy fish habitat in our local waterways.

Join Portland Water District, Sebago Lake Anglers Association, and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for a morning of hands on learning. Learn the basics of fly casting with some on-shore and on-water practice led by Sebago Lake Anglers Association. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries will get you up close with live native brook trout and discuss how Maine’s fisheries are dependent on healthy habitats. Portland Water District will bring some aquatic critters important to fish populations. The District will share how these macroinvertebrates are used in one of the District’s monitoring programs to assess water quality in rivers and brooks flowing into Sebago Lake.

Space is limited. Registration is required by April 27.

Sebago Lake Anglers Association will provide fly rods and other equipment. All participants 16 and older will need a Maine fishing license. One day fishing licenses are available for purchase as well as year-round licenses. For more information on fishing regulations in Maine and to purchase a fishing license, visit the following link: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/licenses_permits/fishing.htm

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