Fisheries Conservation and Fishing Day

A group of 50 students from Taos High School spent the afternoon of October 22nd exploring the science of the Red River at the Red River Fish Hatchery near Questa.  From water quality tests and electro-fishing, to fly tying and casting skills, students joined with volunteers to learn about fishing techniques and the ecology the Red River.  The day’s successes culminated with students putting their new fishing skills to work when with rod and reel kits provided for them by NM Game and Fish and Enchanted Circle Trout Unlimited.  Many thanks to the coordination and generous contribution of time and expertise by RiverSource, NM Watershed Watch, NM Game and Fish Department, Enchanted Circle Trout Unlimited, and the Red River Fish Hatchery.  The volunteers helped the students truly enjoy the beautiful afternoon on the river and have an awesome learning experience!