(Released: May 01, 2019 - Expired: May 08, 2019)

Division of Sport Fish
Dave Rutz, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Contact: Kali Hulquist, Southcentral Information Officer
(907) 267-2219

Introduction to Fly Fishing

(Anchorage) - Spring has finally arrived in Alaska, and its time to kick start the fly fishing season! Have you always wanted to learn how to fly fish but don’t know where to begin? If you answered yes, we encourage you to join us at our next Fishing Forum!

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game in conjunction with Leslie Holland-Bartels, the Anchorage Lead of Project Healing Waters, is hosting a beginner fly fishing seminar at the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery (WJHSFH) on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This seminar will be held in the WJHSFH conference room, located at 941 North Reeve Boulevard, Anchorage.

Leslie will discuss the different types of fly fishing gear used for targeting different species and many other tips so you can go out and be a successful fly fisher. ADF&G will also be available to answer any sport fishing regulations questions.

This is a free event for all individuals. Advanced registration is required and space is limited, so sign up early! To register please contact the Anchorage Sport Fish Information Center at (907) 267-2218.

For those anglers who are interested in fishing but aren’t quite ready to commit to the required fishing equipment, the ADF&G office in Anchorage and Palmer offer a free Rod Loaner Program throughout the year. We have a limited supply of fly fishing gear for new anglers to try as well! For more information, please contact the Anchorage Sport Fish Information Center at (907) 267-2218.