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Angler Education Instructor Training Workshop, with optional Fly Fishing Certification

10:00a to 3:30p
Sun, October 16, 2022

Bass Pro Shops
1000 Bass Pro Drive
Pearland, Tx 77047

Gregory Akins
(713) 201-8110

Become a TPWD Certified Angler Education Instructor

This free workshop is open to anyone 18 or older interested in learning and teaching fishing skills in their communities. Topics include: equipment, knot-tying, fish ID and habitats, regs, ethics and safety. All equipment and materials are provided for the workshop. After certification, the program provides the curriculum, equipment (where available), materials and support to help volunteers successfully introduce others to fishing. Ideal for fishing clubs, teachers, scout or youth group leaders, after school or camp staff and community volunteers. TEA-approved CPE available for teachers. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and footwear for outdoor activities. 

Optional Fly Fishing Certification: For those with some fly fishing experience. Fly casting and fly-tying skills will be covered at the end of the workshop. Please bring your fly fishing rod/reel. To receive instructor certification, you must attend the entire workshop from 10 am to 3:30pm. 

Pre-registration is required and is limited to 20 attendees. To register for the workshop, click on the link below, select the blue Sign Up button, then select the session shift (Conventional or Fly Fishing):

For new TPWD volunteers: 
Click on the blue "New Volunteer" link on the left and follow the prompts to create a volunteer profile. 

Please remember to authorize and complete the Criminal Background Check section. All fields must be completed including your date of birth and Driver's License number.

For current TPWD volunteers:
Click on the "log in" link enter your TPWD password User ID and Password.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your volunteer profile, please contact the TPWD Angler Education Program at (512) 389-8183 or the workshop leader, Greg Akins,

Please dress for the weather conditions, bring a sack lunch and a bottled water.

Masks are strongly encouraged, but not required. 



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