Where Connecticut Learns to Fish!
Since 1986, the CARE program has been training and partnering with volunteers in order to conduct FREE family fishing courses around the state! Let CARE introduce you and your family to the wonderful world of fishing and connect you to CT’s amazing natural resources.
For more information about CARE, becoming an instructor, and our class schedule, visit www.ct.gov/deep/care.
Annual CARE Special Fishing Events
Summer Camp Fishing Programs
Family Fishing & Family Ice Fishing Classes
Forster Pond School Partnership
Join Our Team. Share Your Passion.
CARE new instructor training courses are offered each February and June. Call us 860-663-1656 to apply. Applicants must pass a State Police background check.
CARE Instructors STAN GRABOWSKI and LINDA BIRELEY have been teaching Family Fishing Courses for 15 years! These heroes of conservation have combined to volunteer over 350 hours of their time while teaching over 1,300 new anglers about the sport of fishing.
Thank you CARE Instructors!
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