Elementary School Fishing Club
Purpose of the Fishing Club
To motivate and inspire boys and girls in grades 5-6 of Monroe City and County schools to learn the skill of fishing, an activity that may be important and beneficial to them for college financial assistance, career preparation in the maritime trades and the environment, and lifelong fun and relaxation. The Club will partner with the Monroe Junior High Club and the High School Fishing Team as a feeder group.
Importance of the Club
By working with elementary school children, interest will be sustained with future clubs/teams at the middle and high school levels. In Michigan, there are at least nine high schools that sponsor competitive fishing teams. Monroe High School is one of them. In addition, there are colleges or universities in almost every state that are offering financial scholarships for fishing. There are 13 colleges/universities in Michigan that have competitive fishing teams, some of which offer fishing scholarships.
“Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs” is the theme for the curriculum and was produced by The Future Fisherman Foundation (include the logo attachment someplace relevant to this theme.) The major topics include Angling Skills, Fish Biology and Habitat, Human Dimensions and Environment, and Life Skills.