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Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Team Leader Training In November


December 20, 2017

Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Team Leader Training Workshop
January 26, 2018
Hackettstown Fish Hatchery
23 Reese Ave.
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will host a 1-day Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) training course for adult staff and volunteers of youth-centered community and/or faith-based organizations looking to offer an ongoing or year-round youth fishing, conservation, and aquatic education program. HOFNOD is a great way to introduce youth to fishing, learning about their local waters and other natural resources while supporting positive outdoor recreation activities and life skills. The program is flexible enough to be tailored to fit most organizations.

Participants in this training will be responsible for delivering the program to youth from beginning to end over the course of 22 or more sessions. Organizations that participate in the program are eligible to receive additional professional development in conservation education and angling skills and in-kind support for program materials and supplies including subsidized educational field trips. Supplemental training can be requested for content like fly tying and kayaking.

There is a $20 refundable deposit to hold your space.

To register, complete the online form, print and return with your check made payable to NJDFW to:

Liz Jackson, HOFNOD Coordinator
NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife
605 Pequest Road
Oxford, NJ 07863
Attn: January 26

Your participation includes all workshop activities and materials. Please bring weather-appropriate clothing, boots, muck shoes or old sneakers that you don't mind getting wet. Please dress for the weather as some activities will be outside.

Please dress for the weather as some activities will be outside.

Once your registration is received, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you. This is a rain or shine training and registration is required. If you do not attend, your check will be retained as a donation to the program.

Please arrive Friday at 8:30 a.m. The training will conclude at approximately 6:30 p.m.

To learn about HOFNOD, visit the HOFNOD In New Jersey page.

If you have questions contact Liz Jackson, program coordinator, at 908-637-4125 x122 or by e-mail at

HOFNOD Training Registration Form (pdf, 65kb)

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