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Aquatic Resource Education (A.R.E.) Current Events

Fly Tying Classes
March - August 2017

Fly TyingRIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife is continuing the fly fishing community outreach program this year with many FREE fly tying and fly fishing programs in various libraries throughout the State. Participants will make their own flies with tools and materials provided by the State. Participants will also have the opportunity to fly fish with the flies they have made. Participants are encouraged to use their own gear; however, fly rods will be available. No fishing license is needed to participate in this program. Click below to find upcoming dates and times for a program near you.
Coventry Public Library 6-8 pm Mondays starting on 6/12/2017
Glocester Manton Free Public Library 6-8 pm Tuesdays starting on 6/13/2017
Greenville Public Library 6-8 pm Wednesdays starting on 6/14/2017
North Smithfield Public Library 6-8 pm Mondays starting on 8/7/2017
Contact 401-539-0019 or to register for a program or for further information.

Introduction to Freshwater fly fishing
June 17, 2017 9AM-3PM

Addieville East Farm in Mapleville RI
Fly Fishing Whether it’s your first time out or you need a refresher, this workshop is for you! Participants will learn flyting, knot tying, casting techniques, and tackle needs. Students will then fish over a beautiful on-site trout pond. Lunch, equipment and materials will be provided. $15.00 registration ( please make checks out to ROCHS MARKET). Families with children 10 and up are welcome to attend. Registration is required. Call RIDEM Aquatic Resource Education Program (ARE) at 401-539-0019 or email


Rev. 5/19/17

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