Fly fishing course at Campbell River school

October 10, 2017 - Campbell River, B.C.

Marine Harvest has partnered with Carihi Secondary School to launch a fly fishing elective course for students in Grades 9-12 that counts as credit towards their graduation.

Teacher Nicolas Pisterzi first started the Carihi Fly Fishing Club, with support from local businesses, salmon enhancement groups, and fly fishing mentors within the community.

This year he has taken the initiative further and developed a school program that involves both class room studies and learning in the field. Within the class they learn practical skills such as tying flies, knots, and casting. Supplemented with this learning is concepts that include conservation, stewardship, and etiquette.

Marine Harvest is proud to be the founding sponsor and offer both financial and experiential support so the students learn more on how to fly fish the rivers and beach fronts of northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Harvest became involved with the Carihi Fly Fishing Club by taking a group to the Elk River in June, for photos of that adventure, see this earlier blog here.

Greg Gibson Nicolas Pisterzi

Marine Harvest biologist Greg Gibson and Carihi teacher Nicolas Pisterzi