Georges River Land Trust and Trout Unlimited announced a fly casting demonstration and training session Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Using the St. George River as a backdrop, instructors from Trout Unlimited will provide a demonstration of proper casting technique and offer assistance to those who wish to perfect their form.

The workshop will be in the parking area next to the canal path in Searsmont, where Ghent Road crosses St. George River. Casting into the river requires a fishing license; instructions on land do not. Bring boots and fly rod.

The training is suitable for adults and children 10 and older accompanied by an adult. The event is open to the public for a $10 fee; it is free for members of GRLT. The workshop is limited to 15 people; call GRLT to register by Thursday, May 19.

The St. George is a 51-mile river stretching from its Frye Mountain headwaters in Montville to Port Clyde, where it empties into Muscongus Bay. The river is a popular destination for recreational anglers in search of brook and brown trout, smallmouth and largemouth bass, striped bass, and mackerel. The demonstration and training session is part of the Georges River Land Trust’s continuing series of activities connecting the public with the resources of the watershed and surrounding areas.

Upcoming events include a June 3 grand opening of the Weskeag Interpretive Display in South Thomaston, a June 11 river paddle in Warren led by Dick Matlack, and a June 23 medicinal plant walk led by naturalist Wanda Garland.

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