Summer's just around the corner, and that means it's a perfect time to pick up a new hobby. Luckily, the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority is hosting the all new "Go Fish, Alabama!" Program, designed to teach the ins and outs of the hobby to newcomers looking to learn.

Put on by the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, this 4-hour class will take place at Van De Graaff Park Saturday. Attendees will learn everything from fishing ethics and regulations, to step-by-step knot tying and casting, and even filleting a caught fish.

This event is accessible to those with little to no previous fishing experience, and is designed for anyone with an interest in fishing - whether that be as a social activity, or actually catching fish to eat.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to test out their new skills. All equipment and bait will be provided.

Those interested can register online at

Keep in mind that a freshwater fishing license is required for people ages 16-64. Those younger than 16 may not register for this event without the accompanying registration of an adult.

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