Training Event Details

BSA Certified Angler Instructor Class for Area One

Start Date: Friday August 25, 2017 7:00 PM
End Date: Sunday August 27, 2017 10:00 AM


Fishing PatchDATE: August 25-27, we will start at 7:00 PM on Friday evening and continue until Sunday morning

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: People who are willing to actively help and promote fishing in their council, districts and troops.

INSTRUCTER: Chief instructor and host is John Woodhall III, Area 1 fishing advocate and Section Director for National Camp School first year camper and outdoor skills program.

SUBJECTS COVERED: Fishing and the BSA, Review of basic fishing skills to be taught including fly casting and fly tying. Merit badge Programs for fishing. Fishing for Boy Scouts, Venturing and Cub programs. Fishing promotion and activities, Support materials and special pricing opportunities and other topics.

COST $ 35.00 which includes patch and certificate plus bait and food.

FOOD: Cracker barrel on Friday evening, three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.

LOGISTICS: You will be camping and fishing on private property owned by John Woodhall III between New London and Hawick Minnesota just off of Hwy 23. We will be cooking outside and meetings will be held in a 20 X 30 foot canopy tent. Set up with tables and chairs. Tent space is available, but pleases RSVP or brings your own. Bring appropriate clothing for early fall and a sleeping bag with cot or mattress plus what you would want on a camp out. Bring a solar shower or swim. An outhouse is available and a solar shower shelter. There will be water available for washing and drinking. You will be fishing on Mr. Woodhall’s stocked ponds. The largest is 20 plus acres. Catch and release, except for a fish fry Sunday morning. Row boats and canoes will be available but bring your own life jacket and fishing equipment of your choice. No docks, so bring rubber boots or be prepared to get your feet wet. There are no landings or ramps for larger boats. Since these are gravel pit ponds, they drop of quickly and there is good shore fishing. Fish species include northern, bass, crappie, sunfish and walleye. Minnesota fishing license required. Fly-fishing equipment and fly tying tools and supplies will be provided. This will be held rain or shine. Mr. Woodhall also has a range available with distances up to 250 yards which can be made available if time permits.

Reserve Your Spot

To reserve a spot send a payment made to John A. Woodhall III. At 9571 NE hwy 23, Spicer MN 56288. For questions call Cell 320-894-3700 or

Location: Private Property of John Woodhall III
Address: 9571 NE Hwy 23
City: Spicer
State: MN
Zip: 56288
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Event Host: Area One

This training event will offer the following courses:

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CourseCategorySession StartSession EndTrainerNotes
Certified Angling Instructor TrainingSupplemental Training7:00 PM10:00 AMArea One