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Aquatic Resource Education (ARE) Events

Community Fly Tying Program
Fly TyingDEM Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Aquatic Resource Education program invites participants to learn how to make their own fresh water flies over several weeks to then use them at a private fly fishing event. No experience is necessary, and a fishing license is not required to participate in this program. Families with children 10 and older are encouraged to attend. Equipment will be provided or you may bring your own. Attend one or all - A different fly will be made at each class! Registration is required.

Check back for upcoming dates in 2019
For more information on this program, please contact Scott Travers at 401-539-0016 or
Saltwater Fly Fishing Safari
Designed for the advanced beginner through intermediate fly fishing angler, this workshop focuses on proper casting and fly fishing techniques. Equipment, lunch and light instruction provided. Participants must be over 10 years of age (all students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult), have a saltwater fishing license and bring waders. Space is limited and registration required. Fee: $15.00/person.

When: Saturday, September 22, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Where:Narrow River
Contact: Kimberly Sullivan at 401-539-0019 or
Have you always wanted to learn how to fish or teach your who family to fish? This class is the perfect opportunity to learn a variety of fishing techniques using push button and spin-cast reels. Learn how to fish for both bass and trout in a 3 hour period. Families with children over 6 years old are welcome. Space is limited and registration required.

When: Saturday, September 29, 9:00 AM-Noon
Where:Carolina Trout Hatchery
Contact: Kimberly Sullivan at 401-539-0019 or


Aquatic Resource Education (A.R.E) Program for Children and Adults

Rev. 8/28/18

Wildlife Management & Hunter Ed
Great Swamp Headquarters
277 Great Neck Rd., West Kingston 02892
Phone: (401) 789-0281

Education Center
1B Camp E-Hun-Tee Place, Exeter 02822
Phone: (401) 539-0019