A’s in Angling

If the number of secondary students who attended a high school fishing tournament is any indication, the future of angling is looking up.

Edu-Cast is a 2-day event that invites secondary school students from across Ontario to fish in a series of stocked ponds at Pleasant Valley Trout Farm, south of Aylmer. Top winners from each day spend a day fishing with pro anglers for the championship event. An educational component teaches participants about careers in fish and wildlife and conservation. The concept was the brainchild of pro fishing partners Darren Jacko and Steve Voros.

This year, the event set a new attendance record with 680 people on Wednesday and 546 on the Friday. Participation has increased each year since its inception.

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Edu-Cast Fishing Program Podcast – December 3rd 2009

Host Peter Wood chats with Edu-Cast Fishing Program founder Darren Jacko.