New Instructors and Accomplishments

New Instructors

January - June 2019 (PDF)

July - December 2018 (PDF)

January - June 2018 (PDF)

July - December 2017 (PDF)

Aquatic Education Year in Review - 2018

September 2017 - August 2018

It's o-FISH-al, 2018 was a great success for the Angler Education Program. Of course we can't spell SUCCESS with U!  Thanks to the 600 dedicated volunteers, partners and staff who supported our program this year.

Year in Review  (PDF)
(fiscal year 2018)

Top Lures (100 hours +), Volunteers and Staff
(fiscal year 2018) (PDF)

Tackle Loaner Report  (PDF)
(fiscal year 2018)

Area Chiefs

Our annual Area Chief Training was held on June 14-15th at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens, Texas. Attendees came from all regions of the state for the two-day training and included 24 returning Area Chiefs and 18 NEW Area Chiefs. In addition to the Area Chief training sessions, we held advance training sessions on Fly Fishing, Micro-Fishing and Saltwater Rigging. Check out the photos on our new Instagram page (GoFishTexas) or our Facebook page (Texas Parks and Wildlife - Texas Angler Educators).

Please welcome our new 2019 Area Chiefs:

Name Area / Region
Gabby Marye Central Texas
Johnny Martinez East Texas
Jared Satterwhite East Texas
Abdul Berry Gulf Coast
Stephanie Berry Gulf Coast
Candi Johnson Gulf Coast
Willard Franklin III Gulf Coast
Scott Lightle Gulf Coast
Ed Plant Gulf Coast
Dutch Baughman North Texas
Bob Cappallo North Texas
Bill Slaughter North Texas
John Walker North Texas
Jim Woodman North Texas
Ted Moore Panhandle
Bruce Brymer West Texas
David Loya West Texas
Sylvia Loya West Texas


group photo of volunteer Area Chief trainers

Area Chief Awards

Our volunteer Area Chief Trainers have been very busy this past year training new Instructors. So busy, that we had to create a new DIAMOND Awards Recognition level for those who have trained 500 or more people.  The Diamond award along with the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Awards are earned by Area Chiefs for their leadership and dedication to our Angler Education Instructor training program. The award is based on the number of instructors trained, cumulative from year to year, through Jan 31, 2019. Congratulations to all the awardees! 

If you are interested in becoming an Area Chief Trainer, please contact your local regional TPWD Aquatic Education Training Specialist.