An Innovative Program for Recruiting New Anglers
ROSCOE, NY (April 9, 2012) – Catching a first fish is a memory that sticks with people for a lifetime. Having earned the “Ultimate Fishing Town USA” designation from the World Fishing Network in 2011,Roscoe NY is now ready to give new anglers a chance to learn their way around fishing. As of May 1, 2012, Roscoe will be launching an innovative learn-to-fish program called “DreamCast,” which is designed to help new anglers learn the basic skills of fishing on waters located within the Roscoe area.
“DreamCast was designed to help individuals and families alike feel comfortable and have a great time learning and catching their first fish. Our fishing heritage gives Roscoe a wide number of angling venues for beginners to catch trout, bass, sunfish and many other varieties of freshwater fish,” said Elaine Fettig, president of the Roscoe Chamber of Commerce.
The DreamCast program is a structured, 4-hour learning opportunity where first-time anglers of all ages can spend a half-day with a professional fishing guide. The DreamCast Program will not only teach new anglers how to catch fish, but they’ll also learn about local fishing history, basic fishing techniques and lake & stream ecology.
The fishing method will be tailored to the skill level of the participants. DreamCast is designed to make sure you have fun and learn fishing skills that will last a lifetime!
The DreamCast classroom is the open air in the heart of the famous Catskill Mountain Range. Individuals, friends and families will have a chance to find out what fishing is all about and how to do the most important thing: catch fish.
Trout Town Adventures and Guide Services from Roscoe was selected as the provider of the fishing instruction for theDreamCast program. The father-and-son team of Phil and Dave Eggleton are the inspiration behind their guide service.
Phil Eggleton has been a fisherman and hunter for 35+ years. A lifetime of hiking and exploring forests, streams, lakes and ponds has enabled Phil to appreciate and want to share the outdoor adventure.
His son Dave Eggleton was born and raised in Roscoe where he has experienced the different outdoor opportunities the area has to offer. Both are licensed NYS fishing guides.
The program is $50.00 per person and includes all equipment and instruction for the session, which typically runs four hours. As a bonus, all participants will get a $20.00 Roscoe Bucks coupon that spends like cash at participating Roscoe shops and restaurants.
Advanced registration is required. For more information on class dates, times and availability, call 845-665-9521 or go to www.roscoeny.com/dreamcast.