Train to be an Angler Education Instructor in Brookings-Harbor area

Share your love of fishing with people new to the sport — become a volunteer fishing instructor for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

ODFW’s free training for new volunteer fishing instructors is Tuesday, February 13 from 12 pm – 6 pm at the Harbor Fire Hall, 98069 West Benham Lane, Harbor. Lunch is provided and pre-registration is required by February 6. Contact Jenny Ammon at 503-947-6081 or

ODFW’s Aquatic and Angling Education Program staff is hosting the training which is open to anyone 18 years of age or older and interested in becoming a volunteer fishing instructor. The training covers all elements of the program’s curriculum including basic fishing skills, stewardship, aquatic resources, and water safety. Participants also learn about events and other volunteer opportunities in their area.

Anglers: Turn in 2017 Combined Angling Tags, Hatchery Harvest Cards

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds anglers to turn in their 2017 Combined Angling Tags and/or Hatchery Salmon/Steelhead Harvest Cards (aka Hatchery Harvest Tags) as soon as possible.

The documents should be returned even if you didn’t catch any fish or go fishing.

Anglers with an annual fishing license are required to use the Combined Angling Tags and/or Hatchery Harvest Cards to track the number, type and location of fish harvested, providing ODFW with harvest statistics.

“While it’s not mandatory to turn the cards in, we encourage anglers to return them,” said Mike Gauvin, ODFW recreational fisheries manager. “The information helps us better estimate salmon and steelhead harvest rates, which means we can better manage these fisheries.”

One-day and multi-day licenses also have space to track salmon, steelhead and halibut harvest. Anglers who purchased these documents are also encouraged to return them to ODFW.

Combined Angling Tags, Hatchery Salmon/Steelhead Harvest Cards and one-or multi-day licenses can be turned in to most POS agents or at any ODFW office located throughout the state. The cards can also be mailed to any ODFW office or to ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302.

Brookings-Harbor Little League registration now open

Online registration for the Brookings-Harbor Little League 2018 season is open as of Dec. 29.

Walk in registration will be hosted on Jan. 16 and Feb. 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Chetco Public Library.

Mandatory tryouts are tentatively scheduled for Feb. 3 to 4. Practice begins on March 5.

Register by Jan. 16 to receive the $55 early bird price, after which registration fees will be raised to $65.

Volunteer applications are also available online. Applications can be turned in during regular sign-ups or can be emailed to any board members listed on the Brookings-Harbor Little League website.

You can learn more at or the Brookings-Harbor Little League Facebook page.


A Jan. 10 article about the Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot competition contained an error. All first place contestants qualified for district competition and may attend at their own discretion.

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