Grab your fishing gear and get ready for two great events at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.
If you have dabbled with fly-fishing or have always wanted to learn more about it, the Fly Fishing Conclave at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is for you. Join experts in the field of fly-fishing on August 10 and 11, 2018 to learn the basics of gear, rigging, casting, entomology, reading the water, nymphing, fly tying and much more. We will also have special sessions on the Cumberland River flows, Lake Cumberland/Hatchery history and Tenkara. The cost is $45 for the two day series that includes lunch on Saturday, a swag bag of goodies and a chance at some great door prizes. Checks should be made out to Friends of Wolf Creek NFH Inc. Please bring your own gear if you have it, some gear will be available. Space is limited, pre-register by August 1, 2018 to save your spot.
On September 11, 2018 from 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST we bring you our 7th Annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Event. This free event is open to any veteran wounded during combat and will be a day filled with fishing, food and fun. Considered one of the finest fishing areas in the Eastern United States, wounded warriors will have the opportunity to fish Lake Cumberland, Cumberland River, and Hatchery Creek. Participants will start the day with a guided striped bass fishing tour on Lake Cumberland. Following a complimentary lunch, participants will end the day with trout fishing at Hatchery Creek or along the Cumberland River.
This fishing event was developed by Wolf Creek NFH and the Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. as an effort to promote outdoor recreational activities for wounded service members. Veterans who suffered various injuries related to their service are encouraged to participate. This includes but is not limited to amputations; post-traumatic stress disorder; traumatic brain injury; paralysis. All Kentucky Sport Fishing Regulations will apply. Lunch and fishing equipment will be provided; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own gear for trout fishing. Pre-registration will be conducted through Wolf Creek NFH. With only 25 spots available for this event, it is encouraged that interested individuals register as soon as possible to secure a position.
Wolf Creek NFH improves scientific literacy through nationally recognized formal and non-formal science and conservation education programs. For more information on other programs for youth through Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, please contact: Moira Painter, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist, at 270-343-3797 or via email: [email protected]
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